AFCON 2023: Niasse Dedicates Mauritania’s Historic Win Over Algeria To Teamwork

AFCON 2023: Niasse Dedicates Mauritania’s Historic Win Over Algeria To Teamwork

Mauritania goalkeeper, Babacar Niasse has dedicated his Man of the Match award to his teammates after their historic win over Algeria in the last group game of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.

The goalkeeper pulled great saves to keep Mauritania in the game after they took the lead in the first half.

Niasse dedicated his award to the entire team and expressed gratitude to the people of Mauritania.

“I am very proud to have this trophy, I think this is collective for us, this for all of us even though I have the trophy but it is for all of us because we prepared this together,” he told CAFonline.

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“I was extremely proud also, I will like to thank Mauritania for giving me this opportunity, I am very proud to represent my country,” he said.

The win is Mauritania’s first in the history of the AFCON.

Niasse revealed he knew game was going to be difficult.

“We knew this game was going to be difficult but we knew we could do something,” he indicated.

He added,”I will try and learn from my errors and improve”.

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  • Dr. Drey 5 months ago

    So, basically, an unknown Coach, Amir Abdou who just thereabout qualified Mauritania for the R16 of the 2023 AFCON was also the one who led Comoros to the last 16 of the 2021 edition which they narrowly lost to the host playing with a man down and no regular goalkeeper.

    Hmmmm, and some ex-this, ex-that, still think the reason why they dont have jobs is because they are blacks….??? LMAOOoo

    Welcome to the world of the entitled…LMAOOooo.

    I’l rather give the SE job, when peserio is out, to this Mauritania coach or even to the Algerian coach who has just resigned rather than give it to any of those lazy bunch with scanty CVs who basically think they are gods to be revered till eternity simply because we gave them caps as players.

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