BLIDA, Sep. 4, 2016 (AMP) — Gabon 2017 (Qualifiers) : Algeria defeated Lesotho by a big score of 6-0 (halftime: 5-0), in a AFCON qualifying game on Sunday night at the Stade Mustapha Tchaker in Blida.
Soudani and Riyad Mahrez scored dual goals
Algeria dominated the first half thanks to goals from Soudani ('7, '38), Mahrez ('18), Taïder ('23) and Boudebouz ('45 on penalty). Leading 5-0 at the break, the Algerians further widened their lead in the second period with another goal by Mahrez in the 74th minute.Algeria secured their ticket to the AFCON finals. Lesotho is eliminated.
Fixtures and Results : Group J
Algeria at the AFCON
- 1 title (1990)
- 16 appearances (first in 1968)
- 26 participations in the qualifications (first in 1968)
- Statistics: Champions (1990) Runners-up (1980) Third Place (1984, 1988) Fourth Place (1982, 2010)
Lesotho at the AFCON
- Never qualified
- 11 participations in the qualifications (first in 1974)