The highly anticipated AFCON final fixture between Senegal and Egypt took place on Saturday the 06th of February 2022 in Olimbe Stadium.
This wasn’t just an ordinary fixture as the two teams were meeting for the 16th time meanwhile the Liverpool duo Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah were going head to head for the first time representing their respective countries.
Egypt came into the fixture looking for their 8th AFCON title meanwhile Senegal came into the fixture looking for their first AFCON glory.
The opening half was lively as Senegal dominated the game from the 1st minute , the lions of Teranga were given a lifeline on the 7th minute as Ciss was brought down in the 18yard area but Sadio Mane’s spot-kick was saved by Gabaski who guessed right and dived to his left to keep the game level.The two teams created couple of clear chances that they couldn’t convert and the first half ended with it’s fair share of drama.
The Lions Of Teranga picked up were they left off when second half kicked off as they controlled the game and attacked The Pharoahs on counters , with Egypt lagging behind The Lions Of Teranga couldn’t convert any of the chances they created. The match reached the 90′ mark goalless and went into Extra-Time.
Following the 30′ of Extra-Time the match advanced to penalties which saw Senegal being crowned Kings Of Africa after beating The Pharoahs 4-2 on penalties.