In Group E, Algeria started their defense of the Africa Cup of Nations title with a goalless draw against a tenacious and spirited Sierra Leone team.
The Leone Stars had the better first-half chances, with Alhaji Kamara nearly missing two chances.
After the half, Algeria’s Yacine Brahimi fired a shot straight at goalkeeper Mohamed Nbalie Kamara, who also tipped a low shot from Riyad Mahrez beyond the post.
In stoppage time, Nbalie Kamara denied Ramy Bensebaini and Baghdad Bounedjah.
Steven Caulker, a former England defender who just switched allegiance to Sierra Leone, produced two key blocks to help his side keep a clean sheet in their first Nations Cup appearance since 1996.