Algeriai’s early strike has secured them a victory of Afcon over Senegal.
The desert Foxes has posed as the best team in Africa by lifting the gold Trophy over the Senegalese team and beating them 0 : 1 in the finals after beating them the same score line in group stage games.
According to Wikipedia, Algeria have appeared in the competition of the Africa Cup of Nations on 18 occasions, thus Winning it two times in 1990 and now in 2019.
Luckily, Riyad Mahrez’s Late 94th minutes free kick goal against the super Eagles of Nigeria in semi finals was what secured their spot in the finals.
In less than three minutes into the game, it was a doom upon the Senegalese team as Baghdad Bounedjah’s shot deflected off Salif Sane and dramatically found it self into the goal.
It went on so well for Mane and his mates especially when Alioum Alioum handed a penalty in their favour. But Unfortunately, he changed his decision after reviewing the Video Assistant Referee (VAR).
It will be a heart breaker for Senegal as they are yet to win an African major trophy, most especially the goal got in through their own player.
Aliou Cisse’s side had been therefore tipped the favourite to win the trophy but Algeria carried the day away from them.
Meanwhile, the fair play award went to the runners up, The Terenga Lions of Senegal.
Ismael Bennacer of Algeria was named the Player of the tournament.
Rais M’bolhi of Algeria was named man of the final match and golden glove winner after keeping five Clean sheets in the tournament.
Odion Ighalo of Nigeria won the golden boot after scoring five goals for the Bronze winners.
Congrats to head coach Djamel Belmadi and his coaching crew, Captain Riyad Mahrez and the entire Players, Fans, supporters and Algerian Patriots all over the world for their Victory. It will forever be in history.