AFCON 2015: Algeria thump South Africa 3-1

Sports News of Monday, 19 January 2015


Algeria came from a goal down to beat South Africa 3-1 in a 2015 African Cup of Nations encounter at the Estadio de Mongomo in Equatorial Guinea on Monday evening.

Goals from Islam Slimani, Faouzi Ghoulam and an own goal from Thulani Hlatshwayo moved the Fennec Foxes top of Group C as South Africa rued missed chances in what was an exciting encounter in Mongomo.

Thuso Phala opened the scoring on the night and Bafana Bafana should’ve been 2-0 up nine minutes into the second-half but Tokelo Rantie missed from the spot.

Algeria will next face Ghana on Friday in their second Group C match in Mongomo.