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Thursday, April 9, 2015

Cairo — Algeria is to compete in the Africa Cup of Nations (CAN 2017) qualifiers in Group J, which also includes the football national teams of Lesotho, Ethiopia and Seychelles.
The continental tournament will be hosted by Gabon, as a result of a draw held Wednesday on the sidelines of an ordinary meeting held by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) in Cairo, Egypt.
Algeria was one of three candidates applying for the hosting of the CAN 2017. The two others were Ghana and Gabon.
The qualifiers for the African Cup of Nations 2017 will start next June.