Match winner Riyad Mahrez was happy to play an important part after Algeria’s Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) semi-final victory over Nigeria in front of a fairly parked Cairo International Stadium on Sunday night.
The winger showed quality throughout the game capped with a last gasp free kick that sailed to the far corner as the Fennecs qualified for the final with a 2-1 win over Nigeria.
“It was a very tough game today (Sunday) especially when we were ahead and they equalized from the penalty,” Mahrez said at a Post Match Conference attended by Futbalgalore.com.
“At the end, we had this freekick and we scored. We are very happy to be in the final of the AFCON because it is something unbelievable.”
The Fennecs face their group opponents Senegal in the grand final next Friday (19 July 2019) at the Cairo International Stadium with the Holy Grail of African football at stake.