The Algeria military side emerged champions in the just concluded World Military games held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Algerians played Egypt in a mouthwatering final of the tournament that brought together military teams from around the globe.
The Algerians proved the better side in the match but managed a slim 1-0 win over the Egyptian counterparts courtesy of a 16th minute goal by Sid Ahmed Aouedj. Both team were however brilliant having made it thus far since the group stages of the games.
The Egyptian team was in the same group (B) with Kenyan representatives Ulinzi Stars but got the better of them in the first match. The northerners thrashed Ulinzi 4-1 in their first group encounter subsequently finishing top of the group.
Other teams in the group included Equador whom Egypt walloped 5-0 and France who they beat 2-0 in the final group match. Their big wins did not stop there as they whipped Qatar 5-0 in the semifinals while Algeria zoomed past Samba boys Brazil 4-1 in another semifinal.
Kenya’s representatives Ulinzi Stars returned to the country Tuesday morning and have after being in Brazil for two weeks. They did not come back empty handed as they won their second group match against France by humiliating them 3-0.