Algeria Vs Senegal: Mahrez Reacts To AFCON Triumph
Algeria captain, Riyad Mahrez (Photo Courtesy: CAF Online)

Algeria star Riyad Mahrez is a proud man after captaining the Desert Foxes to Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) glory – only the second time in their history.

Concise News reports that Mahrez, 28, was instrumental to the North African side lifting the trophy in Egypt on Friday, as he netted three goals – including a stoppage-time winner in the semi-finals against Nigeria.

Advertise With Us

After the concluding contest with Senegal – a match they laboured to victory, Mahrez was understandably elated.

The Manchester City forward writes on his verified Twitter handle on Friday evening: “Proud to have been the captain of this team & millions of Algerians who supported us all the way around the world. Champions of Africa !!!!”

Mahrez will go on a short break before resuming with Premier League champions, Manchester City for the new season.

The former Leicester man is the only recognised African in Pep Guardiola’s senior squad.

City open their campaign against West Ham on the 10th of August at the London Stadium.