Senegal on Sunday beat Egypt 4-2 on penalties to win their first-ever Africa Cup of Nations, in Cameroon.
Liverpool superstar, Sadio Mane scored the winning spot-kick after the final ended in a goalless, then the extra time followed.
Senegal made several attempts to through Mane who had earlier seen a seventh-minute penalty saved by Pharaohs keeper Gabaski.
Meanwhile, Chelsea’s Edouard Mendy denied Mohanad Lasheen to give Mane the chance to win it in Yaounde’s Olembe Stadium.
In the extra time, Gabaski made three good saves from Senegal’s Bamba Dieng
The match was attracted a lot of interest from fans as Liverpool forwards Mane, of Senegal, and Egypt captain Mohamed Salah, slugged it out to win the trophy for their teams.
While Egypt missed out on a record-extending crown that would also have been a first for
Unfortunately, a win for the Pharaohs would have been Salah’s first AFCON trophy and eighth continental crown for his country, but Senegal emerged Africa Cup of Nations winners at last.
Excitement filled the atmosphere after Senegal’s triumph as coach Aliou Cisse said.
“It just shows that if you work hard, if you persevere, you will get what you want,”
“I am very emotional because the people of Senegal have wanted this trophy for 60 years.”