Algeria are AFCON champions, after defeating Senegal 1-0
The Desert Foxes of Algeria have won the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) with a narrow win against the Teranga Lions of Senegal in the final played on Friday at the Cairo International Stadium, Egypt.
It was Algeria’s second time of winning the AFCON after 29 years.
The first time Algeria won the African Nations Cup was in 1990 when they hosted.
Algerian striker Baghdad Bounedja found the back of the net in the 2nd minute with a deflected shot off Sane and the ball looped over the Senagelese goalkeeper into the net.
Senegal are yet to win the AFCON trophy though, having lost a final of the same tournament back in 2002.
Nigeria on Wednesday won the third-place match against Tunisia.