AFCON2021 Defending Champions, Algeria, Crash out of Africa Cup of Nations With just 1 Point

CAF AFCON defending champions, Algeria are sadly out of the ongoing African Cup of Nations in Cameroon, with only 1 point to their team. The two time AFCON champions who beat Senegal 1nil in Egypt to lift the trophy for the second time



Having done well in the previous tournament it would be expected that The Desert Warriors would put up a good fight to defend their AFCON title, but they were sadly knocked out of the tournament in group stage.


Having lost to Equatorial Guinea and Ivory Coast, the Desert warriors recorded only one point from a draw with Sierra Leone they so much needed a win to qualify to the next round of the tournament.



Franck Kessie and Ibrahim Sangare scored in the first half for the Elephants in Douala, while Pepe added another goal after the break as the Ivory Coast secured top spot in Group E.


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Riyad Mahrez failed to a second-half penalty before Sofiane Bendebka pulled one back for Algeria, their first goal since arriving in Cameroon, but it was too late to change the scoreline.


In Group E, Ivory Coast and Equatorial Guinea cruised to the round of 16 with seven and 6 points respectively, while Algeria crashed out with just one point. Sierra Leone who got 2 points will be hoping to qualify on the best losers opportunity.



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