Tanzania v Algeria: Kick-off time, team news, head to head, form and more

Tanzania v Algeria: Kick-off time, team news, head to head, form and more
Source: Ghana/Joy Sports & Sakyibea Ofori
Date: 01-07-2019 Time: 07:07:07:am

Algeria can extend their impressive run at the Africa Cup of Nations when they take on struggling Tanzania in their final Group C game on Monday.

The Desert Foxes have been one of the best teams in the competition thus far, beating Kenya and Senegal to secure an early qualification to the round of 16. 

They will be hoping to secure top spot finish against East Africans. A draw will be enough for the North Africans. 

Tanzania on the other hand, have been knocked out of the competition after losing to Senegal and Kenya.

What is kick-off time?

The match will start at exactly 17:00GMT

The two teams recent form:

The North Africans beat the Teranga Lions of Senegal and The Harambee Stars of Kenya to qualify for the knock out stages of the competition.

The Taifa Stars are in a poor form as they lost to both Senegal and Kenya.

Team News: Who is available, injured or suspended?

With a strong team, Algeria coach, Djamel Belmadi, is very confident of crushing their East African opponents heading into this match.

“We respect Tanzania, but that doesn’t mean we won’t go in full strength, we beat the number 1 team in Africa already, Senegal”

Algeria have every player available ahead of the match.

The Taifa Stars have refused to go down without a fight as their star player, Simon Msuva, is keen on winning their last game before leaving Egypt.

“The next game will be hard because Algeria is a big team with big names who are in the biggest clubs in Europe. This is the last game in the group stage and we’ll do our best to beat Algeria”.


All the players in the Tanzania camp are available for selection as well.

Head to Head record

The Desert Foxes and The Taifa Stars have met four times in the African Cup of Nations with each side winning one and drawing two.

Probable starting XIs

ALGERIA: M’Bolhi, Attal, Mandi, Benlamri, Bensebaini, Guedioura, Riyad Mahrez, Feghouli, Bennacer, Belaili, Bounedjah

TANZANIA: Manula, Phillipo, Michael, Mtoni, Nyoni, Domayo, Hussein, Zayd, Yussuf, Bocco, Samatta.

-- 

Follow all the tournament games with #JoyAFCON. There’s live radio commentary on Joy 99.7FM, post-match programs on Joy FM, JoyNews TV (available via MultiTV Digibox and on DStv channel 421), Joy Prime (on DStv 281), analysis shows, and fanzones. Follow complete social media coverage on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram with @JoySportsGH.