Senegal Are 2021 Africa Cup of Nations Champions

Senegal Are 2021 Africa Cup of Nations Champions

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By Amaechi Agbo

Tereng Lions of Senegal are the new champions of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations AFCON, can report

The Senegalese on Sunday defeated Egypt 4-2 on penalty shootout to win their first ever continental diadem.

Striker Sadio Mane gave the Senegalese a moment of scare in the 7th minute of match when he missed a spotkick.

Sadio Mane won the Best Player of the tournament award

The match which ended goalless after extra time proceeded into penalty shootout with Egypt losing two kicks while Senegal lost one

It is the first time the Senegalese are winning the title in their history after playing three finals in 20 years.

Former Africa Footballer of the Year and Egypt captain, Mohammed Salah was in tears after the defeat as his quest to win his first AFCON trophy with the Pharaohs since 2010 continues.

Senegal dethrones Algeria as the new Africa champions and will return as defending champions in June next year in Cote D’Ivoire in the 34th edition if they qualify.

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