AFCON2019: Key events that shaped the entire tournament


African Cup of Nations 2019 officially came to an end on Friday 19 July. But it will stay to be remembered for the interesting events that took place in the course of the tournament.

Algeria emerged winners after beating Senegal 1-0 in the final. Bounedjah stunned the Lions of Teranga with a shot which took a wicked deflection off Salif Sane and looped over the bewildered goalkeeper Alfred Gomis and into the net. The lone goal was the determiner of the title winners.

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The most notable thing in the tournament and after;

Interesting celebrations spotted

This year’s tournament was sensational as you would not underrate any side. All the teams were prepared and in fact, most teams delivered a spectacular performance. The most interesting thing was their celebration when a goal was scored. Below is a roundup of most exciting celebrations witnessed.


The AFCON 2019 Final ranking 

Of course, in any competition, there must be a winner and a loser. After the conclusion of the 2019 AFCON competition, teams were ranked according to their performance.


Top Scorers in the tournament

Nigerian Odion Ighalo was crowned the top scorer after netting 5 goals for the Super Eagles. The most anticipated players like Sadio Mane, Riyad Mahrez both scored 3 goals. Here is a list of the top 10 best scorers;

Odion Ighalo wins 2019 AFCON Golden Boot, See list of top scorers

Top 5 goals from the tournament

African football has gone to another level as AFCON 2019 saw wonderful goals being scored from the start to the end. Here is a compilation of the top 5 mindblowing goals produced at the tournament.

Algeria’s celebration

Having won the trophy for the first time since 1990 when they lifted it as hosts, Algeria taught the world how to celebrate. Their jubilation at Cairo wasn’t enough and they took it back home to show the world what they can do.

Cameroon gives referee Alioum Sidi a heroic welcome

Cameroonians were spotted welcoming one of their own Alioum Sidi after his arbitrating the final match between Senegal and Algeria. Sidi together with his assistants were equally received at the Nsimalem International Airport, by the FECAFOOT president, Mbombo Njoya and some government officials.

Cameroon will be the hosts of the 2021 African Cup of Nation.




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