Algeria and Zambia win in African Nations Cup qualifiers

Ahram Online , Sunday 6 Sep 2015

El-Arabi Soudani
El-Arabi Soudani celebrates the win with his teammates (Photo: Reuters)

A brace from Dinamo Zagreb's striker El-Arabi Soudani in the last five minutes gave Algeria a 3-1 away win over Lesotho in an African Nations Cup qualifier on Sunday.

Forward Faouzi Ghoulam put the visitors in front after 32 minutes but the hosts responded quickly, thanks to Ralekoti Mokhahlane who scored the equaliser six minutes later.

However, Soudani notched twice on 85 and 90 minutes to give Algeria their second Group J victory from as many games. 

Algeria remain on top with six points, two ahead of second-placed Ethiopia who were held to a 1-1 draw by minnows Seychelles on Saturday.     

Elsewhere, Zambia came from behind to claim an easy 2-1 win over hosts Kenya in a Group E game.

Kenya's striker Michael Olunga gave his team an early lead in the 13th minute but the visitors came from behind via Winstone Kalengo and Collins Mbesuma on 18 and 42 minutes respectively.

The 2012 African Champions share the group summit with Guinea as both sides have four points.

Central African Republic stunned DR Congo 2-0 in Bangui to keep their hopes alive in Group B.

They lie third with three points, just one behind group leaders Angola. 

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