Algeria to face Mali and Egypt ahead of AfroBasket Women 2015
Point guard Belaidi, who averaged a team-high 2.4 assists to go with 6.4 points per game at AfroBasket Women 2013 won't be playing for her country in Yaounde, Cameroon (24 September to 3 October) due to injury.
Competing against tough African opposition can help the North Africans in the Algerians' process to build their team and that is exactly what they're setting out to do.
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Talking to local news agency Algeria Press Service, Yacine Belal, the team's assistant coach, said: "The tournament will allow us to evaluate the level of our team before attending the All Africa Games and the AfroBasket which remains our main objective."
Algeria opened their training camp on 25 July and are expected to resume their preparations next month in Serbia.
They might use the same group of players that beat Morocco in the two-team FIBA Africa Zone 1 qualifier a couple of months ago.