Zedadka was selected for Algeria! Djamel Belmadi, Algeria’s coach, decided to remain in office after the disappointment at the CAN 2021 and the defeat against Cameroon in the 2022 World Cup play-offs. He wanted to restore momentum to his team.

It was for this reason, that the former Marseille player selected 25 players to face Uganda (June 4) or Tanzania (June 6) during two days of the CAN 2023 qualifiers. 7 new players were also included in the list including Akim Zedadka, who has performed well for the Clermont side for many seasons.

Many of the usual holders, such as Sofiane Feghouli or Baghdad Bounedjah, were left behind by this revolution. Ryad Mahrez is the notable absentee on this list. According to a Manchester City medical report, Ryad Mahrez needed rest.