Algeria got off to a winning start in CAF Africa Cup of Nations Group C with a come-from-behind 3-1 triumph over South Africa in Mongomo.
It was an impressive fightback by the Desert Foxes, who went top of the table on goal difference in the group of death after Senegal defeated Ghana 2-1 earlier. Goals from Faouzi Ghoulam and Islam Slimani won a lively match for the top-ranked African team after a Thulani Hlatshwayo own-goal wiped out the lead Thuso Phala gave South Africa.
Algeria (0) – (1) – South Africa
Algérie (1) – (1) South Africa
Algérie (2) – (1) South Africa
Algeria (3) – (1) South Africa