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AFCON 2019: Algeria thrash Senegal to win trophy


The last few weeks in Egypt have been a lovely roller coaster ride for teams, fans and everyone who decided to follow the 2019 Total Africa Cup of Nations.

We had twelve days of group stage matches, two days of rest, elimination and qualification of teams from the first round of the tournament.

After that, came the quarter-finals, semifinals and then today as the finals.

End of 90 minutes of soccer play has emerged Algeria as the champion of Africa football for the next two years. They have ended their 29-year wait for an AFCON trophy following their victory over Senegal at the Cairo International in the 32nd edition of Africa’s biggest football tournament.

The Desert Foxes had a dream start in the final when Baghdad Bounedjah 2nd minute strike outside the box deflected off Salif Sane to break the deadlock of the game.

The Algerians stopped the Senegalese from having their goal flowing football as they fouled them at any opportunity. The Teranga Lions failed to make use of the numerous set pieces that came their way.

The closest they came from threatening their opponents goal line was a strike from Mbaye Niang in the 38th minute missing the pole by inches.

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