Algeria vs Sierra Leone – AFCON: Live score, team news and updates

Algeria vs Sierra Leone LIVE: Yacine Brahimi fluffs a GOLDEN chance to put the reigning AFCON champions ahead from Riyad Mahrez’s cross… with minnows missing some big chances to take a shock lead

Algeria will be looking to defend their Africa Cup of Nations crown today as they lock horns with minnows Sierra Leone hoping for a perfect start.

The 2019 champions are bolstered by Manchester City star Riyad Mahrez and West Ham midfielder Said Behrahma and will be keen to set out their intentions to become one of the favourites to take home the trophy again.

They are up against a fairly inexperienced Sierra Leone side who are competing at their first AFCON tournament since way back in 1996. It’s an exciting moment for them – with former Tottenham and Liverpool defender Steven Caulker selected in the squad after switching allegiance last year.

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