Senegal overcame Egypt to win first ever Africa Cup of Nations trophy in the concluded AFCON Tournament

2021 Africa Cup of Nations paraded lots of talents both raw and established professional footballers. And there was  so much expectation from people across the globe.

We had great footballing countries such as Super Eagles of Nigeria, the Les Fennecs Algerians that happened to be the defending champion, the Pharaohs of Egypt, the Ivory Coast National Team called The Elephants, the Morocco National Team  called the Lions of Atlas and the hosts Cameroon that is popularly known as Indomitable Lions.

Senegal shocked everyone because they didn’t really come to mind since they haven’t won the tournament before but there has been some great form in the recent times.

The Big Shock Of The Tournament.

The likes of Les Fennecs Algerian that won the previous African cup of Nation did not even make it out of the group stage which was disappointing to people at large and the Super Eagles of Nigeria was not expected not to get beyond the round of 16 after they top the table in the group stage with solid 9 points meaning they won all their 3 matches and convincingly, the group in which we had the Pharaohs of Egypt that eventually made it to the final against Senegal.

It was a final between Senegal and the Pharaohs of Egypt, Mane guided Senegal to their first-ever AFCON title after scoring the winning goal against Salah-led Egypt as the Teranga Lions won 4-2 on penalties.

It is actually a tough one to accept losing at the final stage of the competition, Mohamed Salah and his team mate were left disappointed, some of them could not control it as they start to shed tears.

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