Senegal were crowned champions of Africa for the first time after Liverpool forward Sadio Mane scored the winning penalty after missing in normal time.
Mane was the hero as he scored the winning penalty to give Senegal a 4-2 shootout win against Egypt in the final of the Africa Cup of Nations in Yaounde on Sunday evening.
After 120 minutes of sometimes gruelling football under the lights at the Olembe stadium in the Cameroonian capital Yaounde, Africa’s best-ranked team, Senegal, finally found a way to beat Africa’s best organised defence, Egypt.
As Mane stepped up to take the shootout’s decisive penalty, his Liverpool teammate, Egypt’s talisman Mohamed Salah, pulled his red jersey over his head. He couldn’t bear to watch.
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