A 2nd minute goal from bounedjah was enough to give Algeria a 1-0 win over Senegal in the African cup of Nations final.
Algeria claimed their 2nd trophy on the continent with the first coming as far back as 1990
Samuel Eto’o was on hand to bring the trophy to the pitch at the closing ceremony of the month long tournament.
Bounedjah cut inside from the left and saw a powerful strike loop up off the lunging Salif Sane, dropping over goalkeeper Alfred Gomis into the top-right corner as Algeria showed intent and went ahead early on.
Senegal were infuriated on the hour mark when a spot-kick initially awarded as Adlene Guedioura blocked Sarr’s cross with his arm was struck off following a VAR review.
Niang rounded Rais M’bolhi but could only blaze high and wide, before the goalkeeper turned Youssouf Sabaly’s blast over the crossbar.
Algeria held on for a crucial win to replace Cameroon as the kings of Africa while Senegal fell at the Final stage, just like 17 years ago in 2002.