AFCON 2021 FINAL: Senegal Defeat Egypt To Lift Trophy on Penalty Kick
The Teranga Lions defeated Egypt 4-2 on penalties in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) final on Sunday night, to lift the trophy.
The 2021 AFCON final was played at the Paul Biya Stadium, Olembé, in Cameroon.
The match had ended in a 0-0 draw after both Senegal and Egypt failed to score after 120 minutes.
However, Senegal defeated Egypt on penalties to win their first ever AFCON.
Senegal had previously lost two AFCON finals in the past, most recently the 2019 edition, where they lost to Algeria in the final.
Sadio Mane made up for a first-half penalty miss by converting the winning spot-kick in a shoot-out as Senegal defeated Egypt to win a maiden Africa Cup of Nations title on Sunday.
The two sides were locked at 0-0 after extra-time in the final but Liverpool star Mane held his nerve in the shoot-out which his team won 4-2.
Mane had squandered the chance to put Senegal ahead inside seven minutes in Yaounde when his penalty was saved by Egypt goalkeeper Mohamed Abou Gabal.
CONGRATULATIONS TO SENEGAL!!