ALGIERS – Algeria's national team arrived back home on Saturday to a hero's welcome after they claimed their second Africa Cup title the day before.
Algeria clinched the continental trophy after a 1-0 win in the final in Cairo thanks to an early deflected goal from Baghdad Bounedjah.
Thousands of fervent supporters gathered Saturday outside the Houari Boumediene airport in the Algerian capital.
Live television footage showed the team's captain Riyad Mahrez lifting the trophy as he emerged from the plane that carried them from Cairo.
The team later boarded a bus and greeted fans who lined the road from the airport into the city.