Algeria’s disappointing campaign at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations ended on Thursday after a 3-1 defeat to Ivory Coast.
The 2019 champions exited the tournament in Cameroon without winning a game and they languish at the bottom of Group E with just a point after three games.
Goals from Franck Kessie, Ibrahima Sangare and Nicolas Pepe powered the Elephants to victory as Sofiane Bendebka scored Algeria’s only goal in the competition in the 73rd minute.
The Desert Foxes’ exit has got fans talking on social media with many surprised by their performances.
Ghana and the champions, Algeria are out of the #AFCON2021
No one saw this coming, not even Mummy GO 🤣.
This is embarrassing for Algeria.
Cote d’Ivoire top title favourite?#OurHomeOurFootball
— Adepoju Tobi Samuel 🇳🇬 (@OgaNlaMedia) January 20, 2022
Dear Algeria, kindly lend us your goalkeeper, Rais M’Bolhi, and we’ll successfully defend your title! pic.twitter.com/3HirOFZmsv
— Wilfred Mong (@DsilentG) January 20, 2022
remember – it’s not Algeria that lost the African Cup…it’s the African Cup that lost Algeria pic.twitter.com/d44I3X7bf1
— Zanza 🇩🇿🇵🇸⭐️⭐️ (@MinouZanza) January 20, 2022
Algeria. From defending champs to defending chumps real quick.
— Babanla (@biolakazeem) January 20, 2022
Humiliation for Algeria, Elephants are having Desert Foxes for dinner. 4-1 #MintynFootball
— JJ. Omojuwa (@Omojuwa) January 20, 2022