AFCON 2019 Awards: winners list.
- AFCON 2019 Champions: Desert Foxes, Algeria
- Man of the Tournament: Ismael Bennacer, Algeria
- Man of the match (final): Rais M’bolhi, Algeria goal keeper
- AFCON Fair Play team: Senegal
- Young Player of the tournament: Ismael Bennacer, Algeria
- Top goalscorer: Odion Ighalo, Nigeria (5 goals)
A goal after just two minutes after kick off had settled who was to win the 32nd edition of African Cup of Nations, AFCON, final between Algeria and Senegal at the Cairo International Stadium on 19th July 2019.
This becomes a second AFCON victory for Algeria who last won it in 1990 on home soil. The Desert Foxes went the entire competition without losing a game – beating Senegal twice.
It is Senegal’s coach Aliou Cisse second final disappointment. The first was in Mali 2002 when he led the Lions to the final only to be beaten by Cameroon’s Indomitable Lions.
Final whistle: Algeria are Champions of Africa.
90’ – Four minutes for Algeria to grab their second AFCON trophy.
85’ Algeria playing deep.
82’ Sarr!!! volley
49’ – Both Mane and Mahrez were not influential with 40 minutes to go.
45’ – Second half underway
44’ Huge Chance Senegal by Zeffane to deny Sarr. The Senegal winger was nearly through on goal.
10’ – Teranga Lions looked to roar their way back into the fixture.
4’ – Algeria dominating opening exchanges .
Algeria‘s first attacking attempt produced the goal as Bonuedjah’s deflected shot loops over the Senegal goalkeeper. 1-0 Algeria
2’ – Goal! Algeria It’s Bounedjah!!!