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Four Algerian soldiers killed in clashes

Four Algerian soldiers have been killed in attacks in the east and south of the country, a security source and media reports said on Tuesday. "A captain was shot dead late on Monday at Yakourene in Kabylie by gunmen as he was returning to barracks 50 kilometres (30 miles) from Tizi Ouzou," east of Algiers, a security source told AFP. Newspapers also reported three soldiers killed by an explosion on Sunday night at Meziraa in the southern province of Biskra.

Football: Africa Cup-winning coach Kermali dies

Abdelhamid Kermali, coach when Algeria won their only Africa Cup of Nations title, died at the weekend aged 81, local media reports said. The former France-based professional footballer was in charge of the Desert Foxes when they hosted and won the 1990 Cup of Nations by defeating Nigeria 1-0 in the final before a 90,000 Algiers crowd. It ranks amongst the most impressive Africa Cup triumphs with Algeria thrashing Nigeria 5-1 in the opening match and also beating Ivory Coast, Egypt and Senegal en route to the decider.

Football: Drama as Ivorians advance in CAF Champions League

A stoppage-time goal from Kako Rostan squeezed Sewe San Pedro of Ivory Coast into the last-16 of the CAF Champions League this weekend despite a 3-1 loss at Al-Hilal of Sudan. Hilal were leading 3-0 in steamy Omdurman and ahead on the away-goal rule after a 4-1 first-leg loss when Rostan struck on 92 minutes to book his team a date with FUS Rabat of Morocco or Union Douala of Cameroon.

Soccer-Kenya name Belgian Amrouche as coach

NAIROBI, Feb 20 (Reuters) - Kenya have appointed Belgian Adel Amrouche as manager to replace Frenchman Henri Michel who quit in December, officials said on Wednesday. The 44-year-old former Burundi coach was unveiled at a news conference attended by the east African nation's Sports Minister, Ababu Namwamba, and Football Kenya Federation chairman Sam Nyamweya.

Football: Kenya names Amrouche as new coach

Kenya on Wednesday appointed former Algerian international Adel Amrouche as their national football coach to take over from Frenchman Henri Michel whose contract was terminated in December. The 44-year-old naturalised Belgian, who quit his five-year stint as manager of Burundi after the team lost 2-1 to Zimbabwe in qualifying for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations a year ago, beat out 20 other applicants for the vacant job.

Soccer-Algeria v Ivory Coast - teams

RUSTENBURG, South Africa, Jan 30 (Reuters) - Teams for the African Nations Cup Group D match between Algeria and the Ivory Coast at the Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace on Wednesday Algeria: 23-Rais Mbolhi; 2-Mehdi Mostefa, 4-Essaid Belkalem, 5-Rafik Halliche, 6-Djamel Mesbah; 8-Medhi Lacen, 17-Adlene Guedioura, 15-Hilal Soudani, 7-Ryad Boudebouz, 18-Khaled Lemmouchia, 9-Islam Slimani

Soccer-Algeria 0 Togo 2 - African Nations Cup result

RUSTENBURG, Jan 26 (Reuters) - Algeria 0 Togo 2 - African Nations Cup Group D result At Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace Scorers: Emmanuel Adebayor 32, Dove Wome 90+2 Halftime: 0-1 Teams: Algeria: 23-Rais Mbolhi; 2-Mehdi Mostefa 4-Essaid Belkalem, 5-Rafik Halliche, 6-Djamel Mesbah; 8-Medhi Lacen (11-Hameur Bouazza 83), 17-Adlene Guedioura, 14-Foued Kadir (19-Yacine Bezzaz 66), 10-Sofiane Feghouli; 15-Hilal Soudani, 9-Islam Slimani (13-Mohamed Amine Aoudia 75)

Soccer-Algeria v Togo - African Nations Cup teams

RUSTENBURG, South Africa, Jan 26 (Reuters) - Teams for the African Nations Cup Group D match between Algeria and Togo at the Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace on Saturday Algeria: 23-Rais Mbolhi; 15-Hilal Soudani, 4-Essaid Belkalem, 5-Rafik Halliche, 6-Djamel Mesbah; 8-Medhi Lacen, 2-Mehdi Mostefa, 17-Adlene Guedioura, 14-Foued Kadir 10-Sofiane Feghouli; 9-Islam Slimani

Soccer-Tunisia 1 Algeria 0 - African Nations Cup result

RUSTENBURG, South Africa, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Tunisia 1 Algeria 0 - African Nations Cup Group D result At Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace Scorer: Youssef Msakni 90 Halftime: 0-0 Teams: Tunisia: 22-Moez Ben Cherifia; 2-Bilel Ifa, 20-Aymen Abdennour, 12-Khalil Chammam, 3-Walid Hichri; 14-Mejdi Traoui (10-Oussama Darragi 46), 21-Khaled Mouelhi, 8-Chadi Hammami, 7-Youssef Msakni; 17-Issam Jemaa (9-Hamdi Harbaoui 16 [11-Fakhreddine Ben Youssef 85]), 19-Saber Khlifa
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