Algeria fans celebrate football victory in the streets of London

Hundreds gather in Trafalgar Square and around the city after team win Africa Cup of Nations

Hundreds of Algeria fans took to the streets of London to celebrate the national football team’s first Africa Cup of Nations title in 29 years.

Footage posted on social media showed huge crowds gathering in Trafalgar Square to light flares after the side’s 1-0 win over Senegal on Friday night.

Fireworks and flares were also lit in Finsbury Park in north London and on the Old Kent Road in the south-east.

Manchester City and Algeria forward, Riyad Mahrez, tweeted in celebration of the victory in the biennial tournament, which was held in Egypt.

He wrote: “Proud to have been the captain of this team and millions of Algerians who have supported us all the way around the world. Champions of Africa!”

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