Algeria beat Tunisia, Saturday, in an exciting Maghreb final, with two clean goals, scored in extra time after the regular time ended in a goalless draw.
At the head of the recipients of the “Desert Warriors” plane at Houari Boumediene Airport in Algiers, Prime Minister and Finance Minister Ayman Ben Abderrahmane, and a number of government members.
The Algerian news agency said that government officials “presented a salute of gratitude and appreciation to the heroes of Algeria, who honored the national flag in the best way.”
The Minister of Youth and Sports, Abdel Razzaq Sebakk, the president of the Algerian Football Association, Charafeddine Amara, the quartet of Baghdad Bounedjah, Yassine Brahimi, Youssef Belaili and Jamal Belamri, and then the national coach of local players, Majid Bougherra, were the first to disembark from the team’s plane.
There was great joy in the streets of Algeria, where thousands of people received the “Greens” team bus to celebrate the Arab Cup’s coronation for the first time in its history.
Members of the champion team boarded a bus decorated with the colors of the Algerian flag and pictures of the team’s stars, which walked among the crowds, where the players saluted them.
The General Directorate of National Security had revealed that security measures had been taken on the highway, in anticipation of the national team’s return to the homeland.
According to a statement by the Directorate, security measures have been taken to facilitate the transportation of the team’s convoy, from Houari Boumediene Airport to the center of Algiers.