Algeria's forward Islam Slimani (C) is congratulated by teammates after scoring a goal during the 2015 African Cup of Nations group C football match between Algeria and South Africa in Mongomo on January 19, 2015. AFP PHOTO / CARL DE SOUZA
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Africa Cup of Nations title favorites Algeria got off to a winning start in Group C Monday with a come-from-behind 3-1 triumph over South Africa in Mongomo.Algeria started with 11 of the squad that reached the second round of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and forced eventual champions Germany into extra time before bowing out.Goalkeeper Rais Mbolhi got the slightest of touches to the rising shot and it proved crucial as the ball cannoned back into play off the crossbar.An Algerian victory was wrapped up seven minutes from time as Keet allowed a Slimani shot to slip under his body and into the net.
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