Africa Cup: Algeria beat South Africa 3-1
January 20 , 2015
Algeria came from behind in their opening game to defeat South Africa 3-1 on Monday, January 19, in the Africa Cup of Nations 2015, media reports say.
South Africa dominated the first half, and took the lead in the second half thanks to a 51st-minute goal by Thuso Phala.
But a missed penalty by Tokelo Rantie and Thulani Hlatshwayo’s own goal helped Algeria, the tournament favorites, find their rhythm.
Faouzi Ghoulam and Islam Slimani built on the momentum, scoring a goal each to take Algeria to what turned out to be a comfortable win.