Algeria star fires warning to Ghana, South Africa over tough AFCON

Algeria star striker Islam Slimani says the Dessert Warriors do not fear AFCON Group C rivals South Africa, Ghana or Senegal.

Speaking after yesterday’s draw for the 2015 AFCON finals, Slimani said that although the Algerians are in the ‘Group of Death’, nobody can really expect easy games at the tournament.

“I think it is the most difficult group, we mustn’t hide it. But we are in the AFCON finals and we cannot expect easy games,” Slimani said.

“To achieve something special in an AFCON, you need to beat the good teams. And to face Africa’s best now or later, it doesn’t make any difference.

“We do not fear anyone. We are Algeria, a team that is improving and they are the ones who must fear us.

“On paper, I would say that all teams have a chance to go through.”

Algeria are currently ranked number one in Africa and 15th on the plane.