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Algeria open Nations Cup qualifying group with win over Togo

Ahram Online , Monday 12 Jun 2017
File photo of Algeria's national team (Reuters)

Algeria kicked off their African Nations Cup qualifying group in convincing style, beating Togo 1-0 in Blida on Sunday.

Anderlecht attacking midfielder Sofiane Hanni scored what proved to be the winner after 24 minutes to give Algeria a winning start.

He met a flick-on header with a superb angled lob over the advancing keeper and Algeria held on to claim all three points.

They are joint leaders with Benin, who defeated Gambia 1-0 earlier in the day.

Stephan Sessegnon netted the only goal in the 55th minute.

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