Two Algerian cyclists, Malek Mechap and Raid Bakhti won gold medals in the Junior Road Race at the 2023 Africa Championship in Accra, edging out favourites Eritrea.
According to Ultimate Sports GH, the Algerians exhibited a great deal of road work and grit with a quartet workaholic squad of Hamza Manzouri, Azzedine Lagab, Hamza Amari and Nasim Saidi clearing their finish line in style establishing a fine form time of 40:55 to grab Gold.
Countries like Angola, Mauritius and Burkina Faso came through in that order giving a positive outing on the first day of the Championships.
But without a doubt, the Algerians have been superlative in this year’s Championships and their quest to amass more Gold is positive.
Emmanuel Ashong, ISD