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Teranga Lions Maul the Pharaohs to Lift Africa Cup of Nations Trophy

Senegal defeated Egypt 4-2 on penalties to win the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations at the Paul Biya Stadium, Olembé, in Cameroon.

Senegal’s Teranga Lions defeated Egypt 4-2 on penalties in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) final Sunday night, to lift the trophy at the Paul Biya Stadium, Olembé, in Cameroon.

At the 120th minute whistle, the match ended in a 0-0 draw after both Senegal and Egypt failed to score.

However, Senegal defeated Egypt on penalties to win their first-ever AFCON.

Sadio Mane scored the winning penalty to give Senegal their first-ever AFCON.

Senegal 0
Egypt 0

After extra-time – Senegal won 4-2 on penalties

Senegal: E. Mendy, B. Sarr, Koulibaly, Diallo, Ciss, Kouyate (P. Gueye 66’), N. Mendy, I. Gueye, I. Sarr (Dia 77’), Mane, Diedhiou (Dieng 77’)

Egypt: Gabaski, Ashour, Abdelmonem, Mah. Hamdi, El Fotouh, Fathi (Lasheen 99’), Elneny, El Solia (Trezeguet 59’), Salah, Marmoush (Zizo 59’), Mohamed (Mar. Hamdi 59’)

Senegal had previously lost two AFCON finals in the past, most recently the 2019 edition, where they lost to Algeria in the final.

At the end of the 2021 AFCON, Mane was named Player of the Tournament for leading the Teranga Lions to their first-ever AFCON title.

Mendy won the best goalkeeper award for conceding only two goals during 2021 AFCON and blocked a penalty in the shootout against Egypt.

Aboubakar won the Golden Boot award after scoring a tally of 8 goals in the tournament.

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