The coach of the Algerian national football team, Madjid Bougherra, said that losing the African Championship title to local players made the technical staff and players feel very disappointed, indicating that his future would be decided by an upcoming meeting with the president of the game federation.
Algeria was defeated by Senegal in a penalty shootout 4/5, after the match that brought them together on Saturday night ended in a goalless draw in the original and extra time.
Bougherra said in the post-match press conference: “I told the players to be proud of what you have done. You have to raise your heads. The penalty shootout is like this. You have to think about the rest of the campaign. You have the CAF Champions League, the CAF Cup and the domestic league.”
He added, “We do not regret anything. We gave everything we had. For a year and a half, we played 31 matches and were defeated only in two of them. In the Al-Shaan Championship, we achieved the full score in the first round, scored the largest number of goals, and we did not concede any goals.”
Bougherra admitted that the Algerian national team was bad in the first half due to pressure and haste, before the performance improved in the second half, calling for appreciating what was achieved and correcting some things.
And he continued: “Praise be to God, we have to accept the result. Algeria and Senegal deserved to be crowned in this matter. As technical staff and players, we sincerely thank all the Algerian people for their support and support.” Bougherra highlighted that his future is not important at the present time, pointing to a meeting that he will bring together with the president of the Algerian Federation of the game, Jahid Zvizif, to determine his fate.
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