CHAN 2023: Algeria and Mozambique reach quarter-finals

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CHAN 2023: Algeria and Mozambique reach 


Central defender Hocine Dehiri celebrates his goal with his teammate Saâdi Redouani during the match won against Mozambique (0-1) at the Nelson Mandela stadium in Algiers, January 21, 2023. 

Already qualified, the Algerians beat Mozambique (0-1) and recorded a third success during this group stage. Despite their defeat, the Mozambicans qualified and also reached the quarter-finals. In the other Group A match, Libya, already eliminated, won their first victory against Ethiopia (3-1), who will not see the rest of the competition either.

It is a faultless course for the Algerian selection. Already guaranteed to play in the quarter-finals of CHAN 2023 following their victory against Ethiopia (1-0) on January 17, Madjid Bougherra's men conclude the group stage with a third victory in three matches against Mozambique (0-1).

The Algerians quickly took control of the match thanks to the goal of central defender Hocine Dehiri (7th), effectively taking over the corner of his teammate Akram Djahnit to open the scoring. The Fennecs then multiplied the chances, especially in the second half, but without managing to increase the score. Above all, they overpowered a team from Mozambique, which only managed to target one shot in the entire game and which was too imprecise in the last gesture.

Despite this defeat, the Mozambicans finish in second place in the group and also join the quarter-finals of the competition where they will face the first team of group C. First in group A, the Algerian selection will face in the quarter-finals the team finishing in second place in group B.