By Deolu Akingbade.
Algeria 1, Libya 0
Player of the Match: Algerian and USM Alger center-forward Aimen Mahious
CHAN got underway with a heart-stopping clash between favorites and hosts Algeria and an experienced Libya side that will surely determine the rankings of Group A. Although it was a hard-fought, offense-oriented matchup; Libya and Algeria had 25 shots combined; it was Aimen Mahious‘ penalty that separated Algeria and Libya.