Manchester City have hailed winger, Riyad Mahrez after Algeria defeated Nigeria 2-1 at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, semi-final on Sunday in Egypt.


Algeria qualified for the final of the Africa Cup of Nations, following a 2-1 win over Nigeria on Sunday.


The North Africans took the lead in the first half, thanks a William Troost-Ekong own goal.


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


Reacting, Man City on their verified Twitter page hailed Mahrez for qualifying Algeria to the AFCON final.


Man City twitted: "Wowowow! @Mahrez22 wins it in injury time for Algeria who make the #AFCON2019 Final. Amazing scenes!"


Algeria will take on Senegal in the final on Friday, July 19.
Nigeria face Tunisia in the third-place playoff on Wednesday, July 17.

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