Algeria wins African Nations Cup after 29 years, Nigeria’s Ighalo wins golden boot
London, July 19, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Senegal 0-1 Algeria. Algeria have won their first Africa Cup of Nations against all expectations. Bounedjah’s deflected strike in the second minute has given the Fennecs their second continental title 29 years after the first victory
They last won the cup in 1990. Algeria managed to achieve this victory with another milestone, securing the crown with an unbeaten run.
The golden boot was won by Nigeria striker Odion Ighalo on five goals. Sadio Mane and Riyad Mahrez were among the players to finish joint second on three
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.
Algerian victory would be particularly hurting to Senegal coach Aliou Cisse Cisse was who the player who missed the last penalty in their only other final, the 2002 defeat by Cameroon
Their players and fans celebrate a career-defining achievement, and they don’t care that the match was an ugly spectacle.
Senegal, meanwhile, feel the familiar anguish of a chance missed. They were both unlucky and untidy. Their wait for a title goes on.
Algerian victory over favourite, the Terengal lions of Senegal draws the curtains the 2019 Total Africa Cup of Nations that witnessed the best of African football in Egypti
The final was preceded by a simple but colorful closing ceremony
The ceremony that lasted for almost 15 minutes was highlighted by enormous and amazing fireworks that lit the skies of Cairo with almost 60,000 spectators in the stands doing their part of cheering and lighting the place.