Algeria crowned AFCON champion after beating Senegal

Cairo (QNN)- Algeria was crowned Africa Cup of Nations champion for the second time in its history, edging past Senegal 1-0 thanks to Baghdad Bounedjah’s early deflected goal.

Baghdad Bounedjah’s shot took a huge deflection off Salif Sane and looped over goalkeeper Alfred Gomes.

The goal was timed at 79 seconds — the fastest in an African Cup final for at least 39 years — and delivered Algeria just a second African title and first since 1990.

Senegal, who have never won the competition, were awarded a penalty for handball in the second half but it was overturned after a VAR review.

Algeria closed out the rest of the game to win their first title since 1990.

Senegal and Sadio Mane trudged off the field at the 75,000-seat Cairo International Stadium disappointed again.

Senegal has never won the African Cup and has gone 15 tournaments without a title.

Algeria was a fitting winner in Egypt having won every game, including a 1-0 win over Senegal in the group stage.

1 thought on “Algeria crowned AFCON champion after beating Senegal

  1. Thanks for our sisters and brothers in Palestine,your emblem was present in the stadium until Egypt forbids it to the Algerian supporters, those same egyptians who supported senegal against algerie!

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