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Algeria to Jet in Banjul Today

Jun 12, 2008, 7:39 AM | Article By: By Sainabou Kujabi

The Fennecs of Algeria are expected to land in Banjul today to take on the Scorpions of The Gambia in the first leg of the combined World and African Nations Cup qualifiers slated for Saturday June 14th 2008 at the Independence Stadium in Bakau.

The Fennecs will land at the Banjul International Airport on board a special flight for a second time in a row and the team will be lodged at the Ocean Bay hotel.

Algeria was equally an experience side in continental football.

Over the past years they appeared in the FIFA World Cup for two consecutive times and were continental champions in 1990 but have tumbled down African football 's ladder over the last decade.

The team is said to have gone through extensive preparations in a bid to return to past glories.

It will be recalled that Algeria and The Gambia both shared the same group in the Ghana 2008 qualifiers in which Algeria defeated the Scorpions in Algiers by a lone goal. The score line was different when the Algerians traveled to Banjul in the return leg and had received a surprised 2-1 win by the Scorpions last year.

 The second leg will take place in the weekend of the 20th of June 2008 in Algeria.
All in group 6 matches, Liberia will be hosting the Terenga Lions of Senegal in Monrovia over the weekend.