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AFCON FINAL: Mixed Reactions as Algeria Wins Trophy

Last night is yet another memorable night to remember as Algeria and Senegal battled their way out in the AFCON finals.

 

The much anticipated game saw Algeria crowned as 2019 AFCON Champions after beating their opponents Senegal 1-0 only two minutes off the 1st half at the Cairo international Stadium.

Senegal is a team which has all the way, been looked to as a very good team, ‘call it strong’ considering the way they have been showcasing their magical tactics right from when the matches started earlier in July.

 

The Senegalese dominated the game all throughout the game and controlled over 63 percent of the possession. The boys had many attempts as well. Basing on that, Football lovers were sure that they would be winning the Trophy all in vain.

 

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A larger portion of Ugandan football lovers were so excited when Algeria scored their first goal and wanted the match to end that way or another goal in favor of Algeria since Senegal to them, did bad to knock out Uganda.

Algeria’s win meant a lot for this Uganda Cranes die hard

Senegal sent Uganda out the tournament at the last round of 16 stage, a thing that sparked off hatred from Uganda cranes supporters who at least wanted to see their boys win the trophy for the first time.

Fans happy for Algeria

While watching the game screening sponsored by Guinness at Hilltop Naguru,almost a half of the many who had gathered to watch, ’of course free of charge,’ cheered in favor of Algeria.

Ushers pose for a photo

Others were whom we can call ‘racists,’ were not in support of Algeria’s win as they said they are not Africans.

Fans were engaged in many activities that saw them win many Guinness goodies ranging from caps,T-Shirts and ambrellas among others

“Those Arabs don’t look like us; they shouldn’t be part of Africa at the first place.”

 

The winners, Algeria took home a grand price of US$ 4.5 million whereas Senegal got US$ 2.5 million for being in the second place and as Nigeria earned US$ 2 million after fighting their way out for the 3rd position.

 

Algeria has appeared in the finals of the Africa Cup of Nations on 18 occasions with the first participation being in Ethiopia in 1968.

 

Surprisingly, out of those 18 occasions, their Friday’s win is the Country’s second time victory following their first trophy win way back when it hosted the tournament in 1990.

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