Algeria Champions of Africa After 29 years
Algeria became the recent champions of Africa after 28 years at the 2019 Total Afcon held in Egypt.
The Algerians defeated the Senegalese 1 – 0 with an early goal from Baghdad Bounedjah to claim their second African cup of nations title.
The Senegalese who had never won the Africa Cup of Nation were denied a penalty after VAR reverse the referee’s decision.
According to the Algeria manager, “Without the players I am nothing,” said Algeria boss Djamel Belmadi. “They are the main ones. I suppose the staff played its part in guiding the players but they applied the instructions incredibly well.” (comment culled from BBC sport)
The Algerians defeated the Super Eagles of Nigeria to reach the finals while the Senegalese got passed through the Tunisians to claim their place at the 2019 Total Afcon in Egypt.
The third place saw Nigeria defeat Tunisia from Odion Ighalo’s strike to grab the bronze. The Super Eagles striker became the highest goal scorer of the tournament with 5 goals.