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AFCON: Algeria Emerges African Champion for the First Time in 29years

Olaitan Nurudeen

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The Carthage Eagles of Algeria emerges as champion of Africa football for the first time in 29years after beating Senegal by a goal to nil.

The only goal of the game was scored in the second minute by Algeria and Fernabahce striker, Bounedjah. Overall, Algeria netted 13 times making them the highest scoring team in Egypand conceded just twice in regulation time.

However, Senegal dominated the game from the beginning to the end, they controlled possession by 61% to 39%, 12goals with 3 on target against the winner’s 2 shots with the only one that produced the goal, on target.

The Senegalese showed character while the Algerian team displayed tactical prowess. The latter sit back confidently, made a lot of foul when necessary.

Algeria player, Benacer, was the man of the match. Algeria now have two AFCON titles to themselves while Senegal search for the first AFCON title continues.

The head coach of the West African side captained Senegal to their last final, lost a penalty shootout which cost them the title. His dream is yet to be a reality.

The game ended ALGERIA 1 SENEGAL 0

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