The Senegalese have finally won the Africa Cup of National (AFCON) for the first time in the history of football. Senegal stand to be the AFCON 2021 champions. Liverpool and Senegal star player, Sadio Mane, helped his country to lift its first AFCON trophy.
In the first 5 minute of gameplay, Senegal was awarded a penalty after an Egypt defender faulted. However, it was so sad to see Sadio Mane missed such an opportunity in putting his team to the lead. Goalkeeper Gabaski quickly rose to grab the ball with ease.
It was a very tough competition but Senegal managed to get the upper hand throughout the 90 minutes of gameplay. Both sides couldn’t score a goal throughout the 90 minutes of play as well as during the extra time. They headed on to penalty which gave Senegal a win. Senegal scored 4 out of 5 penalties as Egypt scored only 2 out of 4 penalties.
Though Sadio Mane couldn’t score the earlier goal for his team when he had the opportunity during the first half, he didn’t let his team down. He tried his possible best to redeem himself and accomplished his mission. He has really demonstrated to Senegal that he’s the best player and ready to help his team succeed.
Here is a video of Sadio Mane’s penalty shoot:
There was a heated debate on social media as to which of the Liverpool’s star players will help his nation lift the AFCON 2021 trophy. Well, I guess the answer is clear now.
Edouard Mendy has become the first goalkeeper in history to keep a clean sheet in a UEFA Champions League Final and an African Cup of Nations final. He was awarded the Best Goalkeeper for the AFCON 2021 Competition.