Reigning Africa champions Algeria begin the defence of their Africa Cup of Nations title with a contest against Sierra Leone at the Japoma Stadium on Tuesday.

The teams have been drawn in Group E of this year’s tournament alongside Ivory Coast and Equatorial Guinea.

Leone Stars Manager John Keister has announced his starting line-up for Tuesday afternoon crucial clash with Algeria at the Japoma Stadium.

The East end Lions Star Mohamed N Kamara starts in goal behind a four -man defence of Umaru Bangura, Steven Caulker, Kevin Wright and Osman Kakay

There are three experienced Players in the midfield for Leone Stars in the Shape of John Bankole Kamara, Mustapha Bundu and Kwame Quee.

The Danish based Striker Alhaji Kamara will lead the line up, while Abu Dumbuya, Prince Barrie, Saidu Fofanah have been named among the substitutes

Sierra Leone XI: M.Kamara; Kakay, Wright, Caulker, Zangalay, J.Kamara; Quee, K.Kamara, Bundu; Buya, A.Kamara.

Algeria XI: M’Bohli; Atal, Bedrane, Mandi, Bensebaini; Brahimi, Belkebla, Feghouli; Mahrez, Belaili, Slimani