VIDEO: Riyad Mahrez leads Algeria to Afcon crown

VIDEO: Riyad Mahrez leads Algeria to Afcon crown
Riyad Mahrez of Algeria celebrates goal during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Semifinal football match between Algeria and Nigeria at the Cairo International Stadium, Cairo, Egypt on 14 July 2019 ©Gavin Barker/BackpagePix

by Bertin Basson

Sunday Feb 21, 2021. 12:00

On the day of his 30th birthday we look back at Riyad Mahrez and Algeria’s run to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations title in Egypt.


Mahrez captained the Desert Foxes to a second continental crown and first in 29 years.


The Manchester City winger scored three goals in seven matches including a last minute free-kick in a 2-1 win over Nigeria in the semi-finals. He also found the back of the net in wins over Kenya and Guinea.


Mahrez has played a key part in City’s superb Premier League run this season and found the back of the net in a 3-1 win over Everton this week, which moved the Cityzens 10 points clear atop the standings.


Relive all of Algeria’s goals at the 2019 Afcon tournament, here:








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