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Senegal Beat Egypt 4-2 On Penalties To Be Crowned African Champions

Senegal Beat Egypt 4-2 On Penalties To Be Crowned African Champions

Senegal won the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) trophy for the first time after beating seven-time champions Egypt 4-2 on penalties in Cameroon on Sunday night.

The match had ended 0-0 after 120 minutes, with Senegal missing chance after chance including a first-half penalty miss by Sadio Mane.

South African referee Victor Gomes pointed to the spot after Saliou Ciss was chopped down by Mohamed Abdelmonem.

Mane drilled his shot slightly to Abou Gabal’s right, but apparently, Mohamed Salah, Mané’s Liverpool teammate, had told him which way to dive.

Mané had also missed against Kenya and Uganda in 2019 and the decisive kick in the quarter-final shootout against Cameroon in the quarter-final in 2017.

It seemed Egypt had the upper hand going into the penalty shootout as Senegal had twice lost in the finals before while the former had won their last six shootouts.

Abou Gabal had already saved five penalties in the tournament.

Abdelmonem’s penalty kick pinged off the inside of the post but Senegal’s advantage was immediately cancelled out as Bouna Sarr’s effort was saved by Abou Gabal.

But when Édouard Mendy saved from Mohanad Lasheen, suddenly the advantage was back with Senegal and it was all down to Mané.

The Liverpool forward, who had converted one late against Zimbabwe in the group stage, drilled his shot low and extremely hard to his left and Abou Gabal could not get down.

And, Kalidou Koulibaly became the first Senegalese player ever to lift the trophy.

More: The Guardian


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20 Comments

kim luta 3 months ago

zimbabwe were the favourites afcon ???????? kkkkk


Zim 3 months ago

Dai takadya Senegal pafirst game tisu tangadai takasimudza mukombe


WILLIAM SONBOY CHINEMBIRI 3 months ago

THIS IS THE RESULT I WANTED. I DISLIKE THE PHARAOHS WINNING. CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU SENDGALESE. CONGRATULATIONS TO SADIO MANE.


Gushungo 3 months ago

When Senegal defeated tournament favorites Zimbabwe it was clear they will take the Afcon cup.


Born free 3 months ago

Apa maenda kumberi gushungo!!

Manso 3 months ago

Usadaro Gushungo kkkk

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Examples 3 months ago

Senegal bhora


Jinn 3 months ago

Congratulations,well deserved 🥇🏆🏆🏆


Live 3 months ago

@Gushungo ummmmm makanyanya mukuru mange muchaurayisa foni yangu necomment yenyu nhasi ndaikuvingai kti munditengere imwe chete . Aaaaah Zimbabwe afcons favorites 🤣🤣🙄🤣🙄🙇🤣🤣🤣🙄🙄🙇🙇🤣

Nimrod mandishona 3 months ago

Ha they deserve kuhwinha yakatamba bhora Senegal ummm


Tsoarelo 3 months ago

it was entertaining thumbs up 👍👍👍


Tendai 3 months ago

Egypt gave it away.


Busymark 3 months ago

Congrates Senegal ....tho ndai supporta Salah


Cable guy 3 months ago

It was a good game full marks to Senegal


Sangoma 3 months ago

GREEN FIR ZANU
GREEN FO ZANU

VIIIIIVA ZANU PF


Jinn 3 months ago

@sangoma ibva apa msoro bhangu

Da man 3 months ago

Untongoonaw nezita racho

🤨🤨 3 months ago

Mukati dzirimo here mumusoro umo pfungwa

Bright 3 months ago

Senegal yaiva nekodzero iya bcz bhora inoona hayo ndabvuma hangu kuzoti salah akuna munhu


mafurusenipride@gmail.com 3 months ago

Senegal yazviitawo,tinotenda.inogona zvayo.almost three quarters of their players ,play in Europe


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