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Senegal beat Egypt to win Africa Cup of Nations final

SENEGAL have won the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), after beating Egypt in the final on penalties on Sunday evening.

 

The country scored four goals to beat Egypt which scored two goals after full time and extra time that yielded no goal.

 

However, the scores emerged during penalty shoot out. 

 

The game finished 0-0 after 120 minutes with the biggest chance coming from a penalty for Senegal that was missed by Sadio Mane in the 7th minute.

 

After a tense shootout, Mane was able to rectify his earlier mistake from the spot to slot home the decisive penalty and win the trophy for Senegal.

 

Mohamed Salah was due to take the fifth penalty for Egypt but never got the opportunity to have his say on the outcome.

 

This is the first time Senegal emerged the overall champion in AFCON..

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