-Algeria win 2019 AFCON
YBTC NEWS-Baghdad Bounedjah’s goal after two minutes hands Algeria’s Desert Foxes a 1-0 win over Senegal’s Teranga Lions to secure their second AFCON title in Egypt.
-2019 AFCON: Algeria win with early goal
YBTC NEWS-Algeria won the Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, for the second time on Friday when a fortuitous second-minute goal gave them a 1-0 win over Senegal in the final.
Baghdad Bounedjah stunned Senegal with a shot which took a wicked deflection off a defender and looped over the bewildered goalkeeper Alfred Gomis and into the net.
Algeria sat back after that and the first half turned into a scrappy, bad-tempered affair as Senegal, who have never won the title, failed to threaten their defence.
Senegal were awarded a penalty for handball in the second half but the decision was revoked following a VAR review.
Ismaila Sarr missed Senegal’s best chance by volleying wide from inside the area.
Algeria last won the AFCON in 1990, beating Nigeria 1-0 to lift their first AFCON title.