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CAN 2021 – Senegal finally on the roof of Africa

Sadio Mané with the cup

Sunday 06 February 2022 will be marked as a golden letter in the history of Senegalese football. Finally, the Teranga Lions defeated the Pharaohs of Egypt by 4-2 on the penalty shots in the final that opposed them. And thus win their first trophy.

That’s it, the Senegalese have done it: they finally got their first star. Indeed, the Lions de la Téranga have just won their first continental title in the king sport. They beat Mohamed Salah’s Egypt in the final on Sunday 06 February 2022.

The case could have been settled at the sixth minute when a penalty had been granted to Senegal. But Egyptian goalkeeper Gabaski stopped the shooting of Liverpool star and star player from Senegal, Sadio Mané. The game will continue, with the Lions dominating for 90 minutes and the score will not change. It will be the same during overtime. It’s finally the penalty shootout that will decide the two teams. The same Sadio Mané will shoot… and to score this time, the shot at the decisive goal. 

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The match was also a clash between Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mané, the two best African players of the moment, teammates in Liverpool. 
Aliou Cissé, coach of Senegal, told beIN Sports: I’m very happy. It still proves that with the work force, the perseverance, the never getting discouraged, you get what you want. We are proud, very proud, because we are winning against Egypt, which has seven African Cups. I am very moved, because we are winning this Cup for all the Senegalese people who have been demanding it for more than 60 years. We’ll have our star too. It’s been a long shot.”

This Monday, February 07 was decreed as a public holiday and unemployment in Senegal. And President Macky Sall has cancelled his visit to the Comoros in order to welcome the new Senegalese heroes.


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