Algeria hit with three Covid-19 cases before Cup of Nations

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Algeria’s Youcef Belaili, Mohamed Amine Tougai and Houcine Benayada on Thursday tested positive for Covid-19 with the Africa Cup of Nations set to get underway in a week’s time. “They’re in good health and have no symptoms,” coach Djamel Belmadi told a press conference in Doha where Algeria are holding a training camp before flying to Cameroon for the tournament starting on January 9. Forward Belaili could return to training in the next two days, Belmadi said, but defensive duo Tougai and Benayada are currently in Algeria and will join the national squad in the coming days. The Algerian team, …

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