Nigeria’s striker Odion Ighalo has expressed how sorry the players were for falling short against the Desert Foxes in their AFCON semifinal clash on Sunday.
Algeria went through to the final of Egypt 2019 at the expense of three-time champions, Nigeria.
Two goals for Algeria – a William Troost-Ekong own goal and a late Riyadh Mahrez stunner – sandwiched an Odion Ighalo penalty to hand victory to the North Africans.
The Algerians dominated proceedings for large portions of the game, causing the Super Eagles many problems.
However, Nigeria still competed well and only lost to a late Mahrez free kick.