The Algerian national team won a valuable victory over its host Cameroon, with a clean goal, in the next match that brought them together on Friday evening at the “Jaboma” stadium, in the first leg of the African final qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Islam Slimani, the Portuguese striker for Sporting Lisbon, scored Algeria’s goal in the 40th minute of the match, with a powerful header that Cameroon goalkeeper Onana failed to prevent.
Soleimani had missed the opportunity to score a goal in the 13th minute of the match, after he was alone in the goal, before he shot strongly, but goalkeeper Onana starred and prevented the ball from entering the net.
The result remained the same in the second half, which was stopped for 4 minutes due to a malfunction in one of the lighting lamps in the match stadium.
Algeria qualified after topping Group A in the qualifiers, ahead of Burkina Faso, Niger and Djibouti. Cameroon qualified at the top of Group D, which included Côte d’Ivoire, Mozambique and Malawi.
It is worth noting that the return leg will bring the two teams together on Tuesday, March 29th, at the “Mustafa Tchaker” stadium in Algeria.