Senegal make history, beat Egypt to win AFCON for the first time

Senegal Celebrate 

Egypt down

Senegal made history as they won the Africa Cup of Nations for the first time, with a dramatic 4-2 victory on penalties over Egypt. 

After just three minutes, Senegal were awarded a penalty after a rash challenge from Mohamed Abdelmonem on Saliou Ciss in the box. 

Mohamed Salah could be seen giving his keeper Gabaski advice on how to save his Liverpool team-mate Sadio Mane's spotkick and it paid off as the goalkeeper pulled off a heroic save. 

The forward was fortunate to still be on the pitch in extra time when he avoided a yellow card for diving after already being booked.

90 minutes of normal time and extra time failed to produce a match winner as the two sides remained locked in a goalless stalemate, heading to a penalty shootout.

It was always set to be the battle of Liverpool's superstars, Salah and Mane but ultimately it was the Senegalese who came out a hero. Mane redeemed himself, netting the winning spotkick in the shootout to secure a history-making win for his country.
~Courtesy, Daily Mail

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