Nigeria’s Super Eagles have crashed out of the ongoing African Cup of Nations. The Eagles lost to the Algerian national team, the Desert Foxes 2-1. By this victory, the Desert Foxes have qualified for the finals.
A late minute strike from Algerian forward Mahrez was all the team needed to progress leaving the Super Eagles to play for the bronze medal against Tunisia on Wednesday.
The Sun reports that the Algerian side had gone ahead in the first half of the game courtesy of an own goal score by Super Eagles defender William Troost Ekong in the 40th minute.
The Super Eagles responded in the second half through a well-taken penalty by Odion Ighalo in the 72nd minute.
The game was already headed for the extra time when Algeria won a late minute free kick at the edge of the Nigerian box. That was expertly converted by Manchester City forward, Mahrez at the stroke of time.