2019 AFCON: Nigerians React To Rohr's Tactics As Algeria Beat Eagles
A late Riyad Mahrez winner ends Nigeria’s Afcon 2019 dream (image courtesy Getty)

Some Nigerians have called for the sacking of Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr after the three-time African champions failed to reach the final of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) by losing to Algeria 2-1.

Riyad Mahrez netted a stunning free-kick at the death of the game to land the North Africans in the AFCON final for the first time after 29 years.

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Nigeria’s William Troost-Ekong had given Algeria the lead through an own goal before Odion Ighalo equalised for Rohr’s men via penalty in the 70th minute.

But with the match heading for extra time, Mahrez fired into the top corner to send the Algerians into raptures and the Nigerians into misery.

The Maghreb nation will face Senegal, who earlier beat Tunisia, in the final on Friday.

Following the game, Nigerians took to Twitter to vent their anger.