After 29years, the Desert Warriors of Algeria won the Africa Cup of Nations hosted by Egypt in 2019, making it their second in the history of the competition.
The Algers recorded the only goal of the match in the second minute of the first half through a deflective kick by Baghdad Bounedjah.
Senegal, who has never won the competition, was awarded a penalty for handball in the second half but it was overturned after a VAR review.
Algeria closed out the rest of the game to win their first title since 1990.
Senegal, making only their second appearance in the final since 2002, dominated for large periods but struggled to make the most of their possession.
The Senegalese had 32 shots with 2 on targets while Algeria had 2 with 1 on target.
Throughout the tournament, the Algerian side won all the matches played.