JS Kabylie – ES Sétif. This will be the poster for the 2nd day of the Ligue 1 championship scheduled for today and tomorrow Saturday, as CR Belouizdad will begin their home title defense against CS Constantine.

The JSK and the ESS, whose meetings on the inaugural day have been postponed to November 2 due to their commitment to the African scene, will face each other at the Stade du 1er Novembre in Tizi-Ouzou in a duel that promises to be undecided. and open to all forecasts.

JSK will be led on the bench, on an interim basis, by assistant coach Mounir Dob, after the departure of French coach Henri Stambouli, whose contract was terminated amicably despite a controversy still open .

The CRB, just qualified for the group stage of the Champions League at the expense of Ivorian ASEC Mimosas (first leg: 1-3, return: 2-0), will begin the defense of its title at home against the CS Constantine, beaten at home by MC Oran for his first meeting (0-1).

The US Biskra, author of a card during the first day on the road against the promoted, RC Arbaâ (5-0), will receive JS Saoura, the other Algerian representative qualified in the Confederation Cup, in a derby from the south undecided.

MC Alger, for his part led by Tunisian Khaled Ben Yahia, will travel to the east of the country to challenge NC Magra, initially beaten by WA Tlemcen (1-0).

MC Oran and Paradou AC, also winners for their first match of the season respectively against CSC and ASO Chlef and by the same score (1-0), will face each other with the common objective of confirming their success. .

The first Western derby of the season will pit RC Relizane against WA Tlemcen, who provided the essentials on Matchday 1 by beating NCM (1-0) at home.

USM Algiers, held in check last weekend in the Algerian derby against NAHD (1-1), will evolve, a priori on velvet, in its lair of Omar-Hamadi of Bologhine against RC Arbaâ, whose the workforce is mainly made up of players from the reserve.

Note, finally, that this second day will record the return of the public to the stadiums, after almost an absence of nineteen months due to the pandemic of covid-19. The Ministry of Youth and Sports (MJS) and the Algerian Football Federation (FAF) have therefore confirmed the return of supporters for this day of the championship. However, they will have to submit to a number of conditions: compliance with the health protocol, presentation of a health pass (vaccination), compliance with barrier measures.

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