Dubai Ruler congratulates Algeria on Africa Cup of Nation triumph

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His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai has congratulated Algeria's footballers for winning the African Cup of Nations.

They beat Senegal 1-0 in Cairo on Friday night to win the tournament for only the second time.

Sheikh Mohammed said on his official Twitter account that the win was a proud moment for the entire Arab world.

Baghdad Bounedjah scored a fortuitous goal in the second minute of the match to secure the win.

His shot deflected off a defender and floated over goalkeeper Alfred Gomes, who could only watch helplessly as the ball made its way in to the back of the net.

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