Lieutenant General, Saïd CHANEGRIHA, Chief of Staff of the People's National Army presided, this Tuesday, 26th October, over the ceremony of the 49th of the Military Football Cup final, at the Military sports’ teams Regrouping and Preparation centre in Ben Aknoun - 1st Military Region opposing the Land Forces’ Command team to that of the National Gendarmerie’ Command.
After the welcoming ceremony, the Lieutenant-General followed the progress of this event, in the presence of the Minister of Youth and Sports and the Minister of communication, as well as the People's National Army executives and some Guests.
The first half of the match saw, from the first minutes, a domination of the National Gendarmerie’s Command team, which was able to win, with a first goal at the 18th minute, by Staff Sergeant BOULARBAK Abdelkrim following a powerful shot. Lance Corporal HAMDANI Abderrahim increased the score with a second goal at the 33rd minute after an unstoppable header. The Staff Sergeant BOULARBAK Abdelkrim scored again before the end of the first period, the third goal at the 43rd minute following a quick counter attack. The referee signaled the end of the first half with a score of 3-0 in favor of the National Gendarmerie’s Command team.
In the second half, the Land Forces’ Command players stepped up their offensives in the hope of closing the lead. Efforts crowned by a goal at the 58th minute, by Contractual Corporal BENYAMINA Abdelkader. A goal that was not enough to shake the determination of the National Gendarmerie’s Command team who continued to defend themselves fiercely to keep the result in their favor, until the whistle of the end of regulation time, and the announcement of the victory of the National Gendarmerie’ Command team, with a score of 3 goals to one (3-1), thus winning the Algerian Military Football Cup.
By the end of the meeting, Lieutenant General presented the medals to the two teams and awarded the Algerian Military Cup to the team of the National Gendarmerie’ Command.
It should be noted that on the sidelines of this final, the Lieutenant General honored Mr. Mohamed MAOUCHE, a former National Liberation Front’ Football team player, as well as Mr. Abderrahmane MAHDAOUI, coach of the National Military Football team.
At the end, the Lieutenant General signed the guestbook of the Military sports’ teams Regrouping and Preparation centre - Ben Aknoun .