Algeria and Riyad Mahrez celebrate historic Africa Cup of Nations win - in pictures
Senegal defeated 1-0 in Friday's final in Cairo to lift trophy for second time in their history
Algeria's captain Riyad Mahrez, centre, holds up the Africa Cup of Nations trophy after Algeria defeated Senegal 1-0 in the final in Cairo on Friday. AP Photo
Yacine Brahimi, Youcef Belaili, Baghdad Bounedjah and Sofiane Feghouli celebrate Algeria's win. AFP
Adam Ounas, Ismail Bennacer, Adlene Guedioura and Andy Delort are jubilant after Algeria's historic success. AFP
Algeria's players throw their manager Djamel Belmadi in celebration. AP Photo
Algeria's midfielder Sofiane Feghouli reflects on his side's achievement. AFP
Algeria's players celebrate at the final whistle. AFP
Senegal's wait to win the Africa Cup of Nations goes on. EPA
Algeria's players acknowledge their fans in Cairo. EPA
Algeria celebrate their first Afcon title since 1990.
Ismail Bennacer celebrates with the trophy. AFP
It proved to be a night of celebration for Algeria in Cairo. AFP
Algeria's manager Djamel Belmadi, centre, celebrates with his players at the final whistle. AP Photo
Fifa president Gianni Infantino, greets Algeria's Riyad Mahrez, after the African Cup of Nations final. AP Photo
Algeria's Riyad Mahrez kisses the Africa Cup of Nations trophy. AP Photo
Senegal's manager Aliou Cisse consoles Liverpool's Sadio Mane. AP Photo
Senegal's Sadio Mane, right, gestures in frustration. AP Photo
Algeria's Baghdad Bounedjah, left, celebrates with his teammates after scoring the opening goal. AP Photo
Algeria's Baghdad Bounedjah, centre, celebrates opening the scoring in the second minute. AP Photo
Hicham Boudaoui, Ramy Bensebaini and goalkeeper Azzedine Doukha celebrate Algeria's success. AFP
Algeria are champions of Africa for the first time in 29 years and the celebrations have only just begun for manager Djamel Belmadi's squad of history makers.
Baghdad Bounedjah's second-minute strike proved to be the only goal of the game as
Algeria won 1-0 against Senegal in Friday's Africa Cup of Nations final in Cairo.
Manchester City's Riyad Mahrez became the first Algerian to lift the trophy on overseas soil as he was presented with it by Fifa president Gianni Infantino.
Algeria's previous success had come in 1990 when they had hosted the tournament.
Goalkeeper Rais Mbohli said the victory had yet to sink in for he and his teammates.
He told beIN Sports: "It's incredible. The win is for the whole country.
"It's a bit hard to soak in right now but I think we'll realise what we've done when we return home."
Algeria manager Djamel Belmadi paid tribute to his squad and credited their resolve for their success - two years after the side had failed to get out of the group stages in Gabon.
"Without the players I am nothing," said Belmadi, who took charge 12 months ago. "They are the main ones. I suppose the staff played its part in guiding the players but they applied the instructions incredibly well."
Updated: July 20, 2019 11:44 AM