AFCON: Senegal beat Egypt to win Africa Cup of Nations

Neither Senegal nor Egypt, who had previously won the Africa Cup of Nations seven times, the most in the tournament’s history, failed to make a breakthrough in the first 90 minutes, with Senegal attempting to control most of the game before Egypt came into power at the end. second half.

Egypt's Marwan Hamdi (above) jumps for the ball with Senegal's Abdou Diallo during the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations football final on Sunday, February 6, 2022.
Senegal’s best opportunity to score a goal in regulation time came in the opening minutes of the match. After the foul of the Egyptian in the penalty area, the star of Liverpool Sadio Mane The penalty was effectively saved by goalkeeper Mohamed Abu Gabal, also known as Gabaski, in the seventh minute.

But after 30 zero minutes of extra time, during which Gabaschi and Senegalese goalkeeper Edouard Mendy made a pair of brilliant saves, the game went to penalties.

Another save from Mendy gave Mane a chance at redemption. Manet buried a rocket in the net and brought Senegal the championship.

Tournament ended in shadow deadly stampede in the stadium where at least eight people were killed and 38 injured during a game between Cameroon and the Comoros on 24 January near the Olembe Stadium.