Senegal defeated Egypt on penalty kicks in the Africa Cup of Nations championship match on Sunday at Olembe Stadium in Yaoundé, Cameroon, to win the continental championship for the first time.
Previously both nations had a history of winning the Africa Cup of Nations seven times. Egypt and Senegal both were not able to able to breakthrough in the first 90 minutes. Senegal appeared to be in control for the majority of the game ahead of Egypt gaining strength in the second half.
During the African Cup of Nations 2022’s final soccer match, Egypt’s Marwan Hamdi jumped for the ball with Senegal’s Abdou Diallo. In the early minutes of the match, the goal in regulation time came as the game’s best opportunity. Liverpool star Sadio Mane’s penalty kick was saved by the goalkeeper in the seventh minute of the Egypts foul in the penalty box.
Not scoring for more than 30 minutes in the extra time, the game went to penalty kicks and the pair saves from Gabaski and Senegalese keeper Edouard Mendy. With a chance at redemption, another clutch saved from Mendy at Mane and he buried a rocket in the back of the net saving championship for Senegal.