Nigeria vs Algeria: Mahrez reveals what’ll be biggest achievement of his career

Algeria captain, Riyad Mahrez has disclosed that the biggest achievement of his career will be when his country wins this year’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, in Egypt after 29 years.

The Manchester City star noted that his target is to win the 2019 AFCON title at the end of the tournament in Egypt because it will be the most important thing in his career.

The winger stated this after helping the Desert Foxes to defeat Nigeria 2-1 at the AFCON semi-final on Sunday.

Algeria took the lead in the first half, no thanks to a William Troost-Ekong own goal.

The Super Eagles levelled in the second half, after a Video Assistant Referee (VAR) decision, with Odion Ighalo stroking home the penalty.

With the match heading into extra time, Riyad Mahrez stepped up and spanked a free-kick past Daniel Akpeyi to send his side into the final.

Speaking to reporters after the match, the former Leicester City star said: “It was a difficult game against a difficult opponent but we managed to qualify. We are happy we are making our people happy, we know they are behind us”.

“My goal is to win the title. It’s the most important in my career and we will do our best towards it.”

Algeria will now tackle Senegal in the AFCON final on Friday.



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