Algeria coach Belmadi elated with victory over Kenya

Algeria coach Belmadi elated with victory over Kenya

Algeria went joint top of Group C courtesy of the result and are now poised to challenge for a place in the last 16.

Algerian boss Djamel Belmadi says he was delighted after his side picked victory against Kenya’s Harambee Stars in their opening Africa Cup of Nations tie in Cairo on Sunday.

The Algerians who have not performed well at the competition over time have confidence heading into their next crucial tie against Senegal.

“It means a lot to us because it had never been easy to win the first game in this competition and we used to start badly; it was either we lost or drew but winning today was an important message to send to the players that we have a chance of making it from the first step,” Belmadi said after the match.

He added; “We played like a team and this has added confidence to us. Kenya was a good side especially in the second half but we managed to hold on well.”

Algeria went joint top of Group C courtesy of the result and are now poised to challenge for a place in the last 16.

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