Algeria injury woes mount with Zemmamouche withdrawal

Algeria"s goalkeeper Mohamed Lamine Zemmamouche
Algeria"s goalkeeper Mohamed Lamine Zemmamouche (L) and Essaid Belkalem carry their national flag as they celebrates at the end of their 2014 World Cup Group H soccer match against Russia at the Baixada arena in Curitiba June 26, 2014 (Photo: Reuters)
Thursday 15 Jan 2015
Algeria have suffered another injury blow ahead of the African Nations Cup finals with goalkeeper Mohamed Lamine Zemmamouche ruled out after getting hurt in training

The keeper became the third player named in the original 23-man squad selected last month to be forced to withdraw from the tournament in Equatorial Guinea, which starts on Saturday.

Zemmamouche suffered an injury to his shin, the Algerian Football Federation said on Thursday.

CS Constantine's Cedric Si Mohamed, who was in the squad at last year's World Cup finals, has been called up as Zemmamouche's replacement ahead of Algeria's Group C opener against South Africa in Mongomo on Monday.

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