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    Sunday, 18 November 2018

    Riyad Mahrez brace helps Algeria qualify for Cup of Nations

    Manchester City star Riyad Mahrez scored twice as Algeria trounced Togo 4 - 1 in Lome on Sunday to qualify for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations finals in Cameroon.

    Mahrez netted either side of a Youcef Attal goal to give the 1990 champions a three- goal advantage within 30 minutes in the west African city .
    Kodjo Fo - Doh Laba pulled one back for Togo in the second half before Baghdad Bounedjah completed the scoring during stoppage - time .

    Algeria have 10 points from five matches in Group D, Benin seven and Togo and the Gambia five each . The final round of matches is scheduled for March .

    The Algerians became the 10 th qualifiers after Cameroon, Egypt , Madagascar , Mali , Morocco , Nigeria , Senegal , Tunisia and Uganda.
    Burkina Faso , Tanzania , the Democratic Republic of Congo and Zimbabwe squandered chances to also secure places in the newly - expanded 24 - team tournament next June and July.

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