The Algerian football team has brought joy and happiness to the Algerian people.
Rabat – King Mohammed VI addressed a cable of congratulations to the Interim President of Algeria Abdelkader Ben Salah after Algeria’s national football team won the final match of the African Cup of Nations (CAN 2019).
In his letter, King congratulated Algeria on the deserved victory.
“I would like to express to the Algerian people my warmest congratulations on this continental football achievement of Algerian football.”
The monarch also conveyed the Moroccan people’s congratulations to Algeria.
“On this historic event, on behalf of the entire Moroccan people, I am pleased to share with the Algerian people our pride in this deserved coronation.”
The King said that this is the victory of a “neighboring and brotherly Maghreb country.” For the King, the win is a victory for Morocco as well.
King Mohammed VI said that he appreciated the high technical performance and the highly competitive spirit of the Algerian team throughout the tournament.
Since the elimination of Morocco’s national team from the tournament, millions of Moroccan fans have cheered for the Algerian team.
After scoring their first goal, people in Moroccan cafes shouted the well-known chant: 1,2,3; Viva Algeria (long live Algeria).
The chant is now widely repeated in the Maghreb region after the Algerian football team clinched the 2019 African Cup of Nations.
Algeria won the final match against Senegal (1-0).
Algeria’s Baghdad Bounedjah scored their solo goal in the second minute of the match.