Afcon: Algeria’s unbeaten run has ended but the pillars of success remain

A new man in charge

The word “fixing” was an understatement when it came to diagnosing the situation in Algerian football before Belmadi’s arrival in 2018.

Bridging the divide

During his four years in charge, Belmadi has implemented a discipline based approach, in which he has demonstrated both his capacity for empathy and ruthlessness.

Why football matters

Algeria is no stranger to the nexus between football, business and politics, and at various points largely unsuccessful attempts have been made by the ruling elite to use sport to distract the country’s young from economic and political issues.



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Yasmina Allouche

Yasmina Allouche


Researcher/Journalist specialising in North Africa | Focus on Algeria |