Mane aids Senegal to first AFCON win

Liverpool player, Sadio Mane scored the winning penalty against Egypt as Senegal lift their first Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in history.

The win followed a 4-2 penalty shootout victory over the Pharaohs as Cameroon 2021 drew to a close last night.

After both teams scored their first penalties, Mohamed Abdelmonem hit the post with Egypt’s second but Egypt goalkeeper Gabaski saved a poor effort from Bouna Sarr.

Both sides scored their next penalties before Edouard Mendy saved a tame spot-kick from Mohamed Lasheen.

Sadio Mane then stepped up for Egypt — having already seen a penalty saved by Gabaski in normal time — and made no mistake as he secured Senegal’s first-ever Africa Cup of Nations win.

Mane’s Liverpool team-mate Mohamed Salah did not get the chance to take a penalty, with Senegal winning 4-2.

The game’s best chance in the opening 90 minutes fell to Mane, but the Liverpool forward missed his seventh-minute spot-kick after Saliou Ciss was fouled in the box.

Mane’s penalty was poor in truth, as his blasted effort lacked accuracy and was saved by Gabaski.

Senegal dominated the ball for most of the match, with Egypt restricted to the occasional counter-attack.



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