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Algeria dangerman Soudani ruled out of Ethiopia Walia Ibex Afcon clash

Algeria dangerman Soudani ruled out of Ethiopia Walia Ibex Afcon clash

Dinamo Zagreb striker Hilal Al Arabi Soudani has been ruled out of Algeria’s double clash with Ethiopia in Group J of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

Soudani sustained an injury in the Croatia Cup on Wednesday, after scoring the opener in his side’s 2-0 win over Hajduk Split.

To replace the former ASO Chlef hitman, national coach Christian Gourcuff handed a maiden call-up to KV Mechelen attacking midfielder Sofiane Hanni.

The 25-year-old scored 14 goals from 29 Belgian Pro League appearances for his club this season.

Lying top of Group J on six points following back-to-back wins over Seychelles and Lesotho, the ‘Fennecs’ will host Ethiopia in Blida on 25 March before travelling to Addis Ababa for the reverse fixture scheduled for 29 March.

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