Hosts Ghana and Cameroon got off to winning starts at the Women's Africa Cup of Nations taking place in the Ghanaian capital of Accra.
Ghana beat Algeria 1-0 at the Accra Sports Stadium after defender Gladys Amfobea scored in the 13th minute.
The second game of the day saw Cameroon come from behind to beat Mali 2-1.
Aissata Traore scored first for Mali, before Claudine Meffometou Tcheno and Ajara Nchout ensured a victory for Cameroon.
They and the hosts now both have three points in Group A.
Tomorrow will see the first games of Group B as Nigeria play South Africa and Zambia meet Equatorial Guinea.
The Oceania Football Confederation Women's Nations Cup will also begin in New Caledonia, with New Zealand defending their title.