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AFCON 2024: Mauritania Shock 2019 Champions Algeria In Historic Win

AFCON 2024: Mauritania Shock 2019 Champions Algeria In Historic Win

AFCON 2024 has seen Mauritania on Tuesday record by far the most shocking result of the TotalEnergies CAF Africa Cup of Nations Côte d’Ivoire. This is after beating 2019 champions Algeria 1-0 at the Stade de la Paixin Bouake.

All the odds favored Algeria to pick their first win in the tournament but Mauritania came to the party. They sent their North African opponents packing.

Yali Dellahi controlled a rebound to produce a great strike which deflected to put Mauritania ahead. After taking the lead in the 37th minute, Amir Abdou managed situations and defended his lead throughout the game.

Goalkeeper Babacar Niasse made heroic saves to keep the Lions of Chinguetti in the game. The win is Mauritania’s first in the history of the TotalEnergies CAF AFCON. With three points, Mauritania is through to the knockout stage of the tournament.

Djamel Belmadi – Algeria coach speaking after the shocking result said; “The observation right here is that we have conceded a goal, we can come back here and look at the goals that we conceded. There are some things that I cannot explain. We haven’t been able to score even though we had good plan and tactics. This is the mystery of football,” he said..

Mauritania’s Amir Abdou in a wave of excitement said; “Individually and as a team, we showed lot of determination for this qualification, so, we will start from here. 

The win against Algeria was Mauritania’s first TotalEnergies CAF AFCON 2024 win and also confirmed their qualification for the last 16 stage.

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