Riyad Mahrez In Algeria Squad To Face Uganda Cranes

Algeria coach Djamel Belmadi has included star player Riyad Mahrez in the squad to face Uganda Cranes in AFCON Qualifiers.

The Algeria squad of 26 players will also face off with Tunisia in a friendly match two days after the Cranes game.

Mahrez has been in good form with Man City where he appeared 30 games in a title-winning season.

Per Soccerway, Mahrez has started in 22 of these appearances across Man City’s 38 League fixtures and been used as a substitute on eight occasions.

He has netted five Premier League goals this season, whilst he also ranks sixth for Premier League assists this campaign having assisted 10 goals for his team-mates.

Algeria, who already qualified for AFCON, has also included Aymen Mahious in their squad. The lethal striker won the golden boot at CHAN with five goals and he was recently on target for USM Alger against Yanga in CAF Confederation Cup final first leg in Dar Es Salaam.

Islam Slimami (Anderlecht), Saidi Benrahma (West Ham) and Houssem Aouar (Lyon) are the other stars to look out for, the latter having switched nationality from French.

The Cranes-Algeria match will be played in Cameroon at the Japoma Stadium on Sunday, June 18.

Algeria 26-man Squad to face Uganda and Tunisia:

Goalkeepers – Anthony Mandrea (Caen), Moustapha Zeghba (Damac, Saudi Arabia), Oussama Benbot (USM Alger, Algeria)

Defenders – Kevin Guitoun (Bastia, France), Mehdi Leris (Sampdoria, Italy), Aissa Mandi (Villarreal, Spain), Zinedine Belaid (USM Alger, Algeria), Mohamed Tougai (Esperance, Tunisia), Ramy Bensabaini (Moenchengladbach, Germany), Haithem Loucif (USM Alger, Algeria), Jaouen Hadjam (Nantes, France), Ahmed Touba (Istanbul BB, Turkey)

Midfielders – Hicham Boudaoui (Nice, France), Nabil Bentaleb (Angers, France), Victor Lekhal (Le Harve, France), Ramiz Zerrouki ( Twente, Netherlands), Hossem Aouar (Lyon, France), Himad Abdelli (Angers, France)

Forwards – Riyad Mahrez (Man City, England), Badredine Bouanani (Nice, France), Said Benrahma (West Ham, England), Faress Chaibi (Toulouse, France), Mohamed Amoura (Lugano, Switzerland), Islam Slimani (Anderlecht, Belgium), Baghdad Bounedjah (Al Sadd, Qatar), Aymen Mahious (USM Alger, Algeria)



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