Nigeria has lost to Algeria in the 2019 AFCON semifinals. Before the 3rd place match and the end of the tournament, the Super Eagles’ midfielder, John Ogu, spoke with Uri on his time in Egypt, the last difficult season, his career so far and his plans for the future.
Last night was not just another night for Algerian football. It was not only about the goal of Riyad Mahrez or reaching the first final since 1990. It was much more than that for the nation.
Egypt was eliminated from the Africa Cup of Nations, but you can still feel the atmosphere in Cairo. Here it is without filters, just before the semifinals.
Algeria is the best team so far in the 2019 AFCON. What’s their secret?
Besides their team spirit and brilliant coach, they have a special talent source. Youcef Atal, Rami Bensebaini and Hicham Boudaoui are all products of Paradou. Walid Bylka with the story of this special club, who’s becoming a major talent production in African levels.
Do you think that Egypt’s early exit from the AFCON was shocking? There were a series of incidents that led Egypt to the elimination, and there is no surprise.