FT: Algeria 0-0 Sierra Leone; Leone Stars HOLD Desert Foxes to a barren draw

Great performance from the Leone Stars who will take pride in earning their first point at the AFCON since they last appeared in 1996. Goalkeeper Mohamed Kamara has been voted the Man-of-the-Match.

FULL-TIME AT THE JAPOMA STADIUM: Algeria 0-0 Sierra Leone

SECOND HALF UNDERWAY AT THE JAPOMA STADIUM: Algeria 0-0 Sierra Leone

HALF-TIME AT THE JAPOMA STADIUM: Algeria 0-0 Sierra Leone

KICK-OFF AT THE JAPOMA STADIUM: Algeria 0-0 Sierra Leone

Both sides have named their Starting XI for the encounter at the Japoma Stadium. Algeria have the mercurial Riyad Mahrez leading the team as well as Islam Slimani, Sofiane Feghouli and Yacine Brahimi. For the Leone Stars, they have the experience of striker Kei Kamara to rely upon.

The Leone Stars on the other hand, will be looking to make history in what is only their third appearance at the AFCON Finals. They have been to the competition twice – in 1994 and in 1996, but failed to get out of the group on both occasions. Sierra Leone will be hoping to make it third time lucky but face a daunting task against the continent’s best-ranked team.

Our feature match is the tie involving two-time winners and reigning champions Algeria taking on Sierra Leone at the Japoma Stadium. The Desert Foxes are heavily tipped to not just win today’s match but go all the way to retain the title they won at the last edition in Egypt in 2019.

We hope to see loads of goals in today’s matches, as all four fixtures yesterday finished with a 1-0 scoreline. Morocco pipped Ghana 1-0, debutants Comoros lost 0-1 to Gabon, Senegal overcame Zimbabwe 1-0, while Guinea saw off Malawi 1-0.

Good day soccer-loving fans, you are welcome to Apex Football’s Day Three coverage of the CAF Africa Cup of Nations tournament currently holding in Cameroon. Today’s fixture schedule will see three games go down between defending champions Algeria vs Sierra Leone, three-time winners Nigeria and all-time record holders Egypt and Sudan taking on Guinea Bissau.

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