Favorites to go through together from Group E, holders Algeria and two-time champions Cote d’Ivoire lock horns in the matchday three.
Algeria needs a win to avoid an early unexpected exit from the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations, Cameroon 2021 group stage.
Meanwhile Les Elephants need a point to secure their place in the Round of 16.
Cote d’Ivoire lead the group on four points, one more than Equatorial Guinea. Sierra Leone is on two points and Algeria (one) follow in that order.
A draw will be enough for the Elephants to go through, but they know it’s a tough mission against the defending champions.
Highly pitted to retain their title after a long unbeaten series, Algeria are on the verge of a shocking premature exit with a lone point from their first two games.
A goalless draw with Sierra Leone was followed by a heartbreaking 1-0 defeat to Equatorial Guinea, making it a “win or die” situation for Les Fennecs against Cote d’Ivoire.