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Bougherra ‘dissatisfied’ after Algeria lose to Senegal in CHAN closing

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Algeria coach Madjid Bougherra mentioned he feels dissatisfied after dropping 5-4 on penalties to Senegal within the closing of the African Nations Championship (CHAN).

Senegal was topped within the African championship on penalties 5-4 in entrance a full capability Nelson Mandela stadium in Algiers.

The 2 groups battled for a 0-0 attract first 90 minutes.

Further time was additionally very tight aggressive with far fewer possibilities as gamers drained to settle the rating with penalties 5-4.

The efforts of the Desert Foxes have been acknowledged by the brand new champions however Senegal head coach, Pape Bouna Thiaw, mentioned they have been the stronger staff. 

“The younger staff have suffered in a match like that,” he mentioned. “We performed in opposition to a very good staff in Algeria, which did not concede any targets and scored a variety of targets on this match. 

“We have been actually able to endure – we needed to honour our nation. I believe these gamers confirmed their character that’s the reason we gained this trophy, congratulation to those children.”

However Bougherra mentioned it was a significant upset; not only for himself however for all of the staff and supporters.

“It’s a disappointment for the general public and for the gamers,” he mentioned. “And we had the most effective assault with 9 targets. This actually hurts particularly since we missed the final penalty kick.”

It’s the furthest Algeria have come within the CHAN match after ending fourth in 2011 in Sudan.