AFCON Final Result- It was a moment of show of strength and football tactics as the Afcon final was between Senegal and Egypt. We promised to bring to you how it goes, Below are the breakdown of how the show gone.
AFCON Final Result
Senegal vs Egypt – LIVE!
Sadio Mane scored the winning spot-kick as Senegal claimed a first ever Africa Cup of Nations title with a 4-2 penalty shootout victory over seven-time winners Egypt following a 0-0 draw in the decider in Yaounde on Sunday.
Mane had missed an early penalty in the game but stepped up to make history for the west African nation, and banish the memories of their 2019 failure when they lost the final to Algeria.
Goalkeeper Edouard Mendy saved from Mohanad Lasheen in the shootout to allow Mane the chance to seal the win and gain just reward for Senegal, who had been by far the better side in the final but spurned numerous opportunities to win the game.
Egypt had their goalkeeper Mohamed Abo Gabal to thank for getting them into the shootout as he was outstanding in keeping Senegal at bay in what was the fourth time in as many games they had played extra time in energy-sapping conditions at the Stade d’Olembe.
And now here come the champions!
Diallo leads them up with Koulibaly loitering at the back waiting to pick up the trophy. Mane jumps the gun and has a little hold of it on his way up.
Senegal’s players and staff form a guard of honour as Egypt, led by Mo Salah, go up to collect their runners-up medals.
And next up it’s Sadio Mane, who is named player of the tournament.
A massive cheer from the home crowd as Vincent Aboubakar steps up to collect the golden boot award. The Cameroon striker scored eight times – a cracking effort.
It looks like Edouard Mendy has been named goalkeeper of the tournament. Bit harsh on Gabaski for me, who was named man of the match tonight, not that that’ll be much consolation.
The trophy presentation is just being prepared. There’s a lot of dancing going on in the Senegal ranks. A lot of disconsolate Egyptians looking like they’d sooner be anywhere else.
Here’s the winning moment…
Mo Salah is in tears as Mane goes across to console him. It’s such a risky tactic that, saving your best taker until last.
Egypt have gotten away with it through the tournament but not on the night that really mattered.
Senegal win 4-2 on penalties!
Incredible. Senegal are champions of Africa for the very first time!
Mo Salah didn’t even get to take one…
Senegal 4-2 Egypt
It’s Sadio Mane, who missed a penalty early in normal time, to win the Africa Cup of Nations for Senegal… AND HE HAS!
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