The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in the February 23 election, H.E Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has reacted to the outcome of the semi-final match between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and the Algeria National football team in the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON), which ended in 2-1 in of favor Algeria team.
The Algeria National football team defeated the Super Eagles 2-1 on Sunday, July 14 at the Cairo International Stadium, to qualify for the Finals of the 2019 AFCON.
There was a own goal from Williams Troost-Ekong at the 40th minutes into first half of the game.
At the 72nd minutes of the game, Odion Ighalo netted a penalty kick which was awarded to the Super Eagles.
Riyad Mahrez netted another goal at the 5th minute of extra time of the game after the Algeria team were awarded a free kick which ensured that Gernot Rohr’s men got dumped out of the competition, Fox Meek can report.
Atiku wrote; “Well done @NGSuperEagles. We are forever proud of you. Though we didn’t make the finals, we stayed committed till the end. #TotalAFCON2019 #NGAALG”