CAF AWARDS: RIYAD MAHREZ GOAL AGAINST NIGERIA IS GOAL OF THE YEAR

CAF AWARDS: RIYAD MAHREZ GOAL AGAINST NIGERIA IS GOAL OF THE YEAR

The added time goal that Riyad Mahrez of Algeria scored to send Nigeria out of contention for the final match of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in July has been adjudged as the goal of the year at the CAF Awards holding in Egypt on Tuesday night.

 The goal beat five other nominated for Goal of the Year in the CAF Awards. Mahrez, a striker for English Premier League side, Manchester City cleverly curved the ball round a disorganised Nigerian defence line in a 95th minute direct free kick at the semifinals of the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

Before then, score line had been stalemated at 1-1 thus making the goal the winner and major step to Algeria’s winning their first title in 29 years.

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