Senegal becomes the Champions of the Africa Cup of Nations in 2021– in 2022, 33th of Africa Cup, Senegal recorded its first history in the Africa Cup of Nations in 2021. This achievement is the highest for this team since the tournament firstly began in 1957. In past, the highest achievement in this tournament is just becoming the Runner-up or second place in 2002, and 2019.
at this Final match, led by Victor Gomez (South Africa) as a referee, The Senegalese beat Egypt via penalty shoot-out with 4-2 in Olembe Stadium in Yaoundé, Cameroon. Senegalese and Egypt played with determination and both have the same chance. In this final, statistically, Senegal showed dominance with Ball possession 57% and pass accuracy reached 82% while Egypt just 76%. Furthermore, Senegal has eight shots on target while Egypt just three shots o on target.
With some glamorous football players from Europe Regions, Senegal and Egypt perform the tough games. In this tournament, the Senegal squad was composed of some famous players. Some of them are Sadio Mane (Liverpool), Ismaila Sarr (Watford), Kalidou Coulibaly (Napoli), and Eduard Mendy (Chelsea). Meanwhile, Egypt was composed of Mohamed salah (Liverpool), Mahmoud Trezeguet (Aston Villa), Mohamed Elneny (Arsenal), and Mohamed Abou Gabal.
In the penalty shout-out, Koulibaly, A. Diallo, B. Dieng, Sadio Mané has scored the penalty shout-out and just Bouna Junior Sarr fails in this penalty. Meanwhile, the Egypt team, just Zizo and Marwan Hamdy scored the penalty, but Abdelmomen and Lasheen fail in the duty. The champions of Senegal are also as revenge in 2019. Because of in the previous tournament in 2019, Algeria defeat them.
The Patience of Aliou Cisse
Born on Ziguinchor, Senegal, on March 24th, 1976, Aliou Cisse was one of the greatest players of Senegal. His natural position is Defensive Midfielder or Center Back. In the World Cup of 2002, together with El-Hadji Diouf and Papa Bouba Diop, they bring Senegal to the Quarter Final of FIFA World Cup 2002, One of the biggest achievements of Senegal. At this World Cup, he became the captain and lead the team. In his career as a football player, he spent most of his career in France, playing in Lille, Sedan, Paris Saint-Germain, Montpellier, Nimes. Outside France, he just Play in Birmingham and Portsmouth.
After his retirement, he managed Senegal national team since 2015. After a loss in the final of the African Nation Cup in 2019 as manager and 2002 as a player, he redeems ii in 2021 as champions. It takes more than 6 years to give Senegal the first trophy. With some failure and a learning process, he finally lead Senegal to the First African Cup Nation Champion. Congratulations Mr Aliou Cisse.
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