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AFCON 2019: What Mahrez said after Algeria defeated Senegal to win trophy

Algeria captain, Riyad Mahrez, has expressed his joy at leading his country to win the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

The Desert Foxes defeated Senegal 1-0 at Cairo International Stadium on Friday.

Baghdad Bounedjah’s strike in the second minute proved to be the winning goal.

Mahrez played in all of Algeria’s matches as the tournament, as they maintained a seven-game unbeaten run on their way to the continental triumph.

After securing Algeria’s second AFCON title, the Manchester City midfielder who scored three goals in the tournament, wrote on Twitter: “I am proud to have captained this team and the millions of Algerians who supported us all through the tournament. African Champions!”

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