Senegal Wins Africa Cup of Nations for the First Time


A dramatic penalty shootout that ended 4-2 in Senegal’s favour saw the Lions of Teranga make history by winning their first AFCON championship, beating Egypt in the grand final at Paul Biya Stadium. In an earlier match, the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon came back from three goals down to beat Burkina Faso on penalties to win third place in the tournament following a 3-3 stalemate.

The battle between Liverpool teammates Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane after 90 minutes of normal time resulted in neither side being able to secure a goal. Extra time extended the stalemate as both teams failed to produce anything to net victory.

The penalty shootout ended with Mane scoring the decisive goal to win the game, redeeming himself after he missed an earlier spotkick while simultaneously denying Salah an opportunity to take a penalty shot.