Mane Celebrates, Salah In Tears As Senegal Win AFCON

07 February, 2022
Mane Celebrates, Salah In Tears As Senegal Win AFCON
Here are the best pictures of Sadio Mane and Senegal's celebrations after they won their first-ever Africa Cup of Nations title on Sunday night and as Mohamed Salah got emotional following another international disappointment. 

The Lions of Teranga got their hands on their first AFCON title after they beat Egypt on penalties following a 0-0 draw in extra-time, leading to joyous celebrations at the Paul Biya Stadium in Cameroon. 

There was heartbreak for Salah, however, as the 29-year-old lost a second Africa Cup of Nations final after the Pharaohs were defeated in the 2017 decider by Cameroon. 

In contrast, his Liverpool colleague Mane was overcome with pride and fulfilment as it was his penalty-kick that secured victory for Senegal, with Pharaohs shot-stopper Mohamed Abougabal unable to reach his accurate and powerful effort from 12 yards. The former Southampton winger missed a golden opportunity in the seventh minute of the tie when he saw his penalty saved, but later redeemed himself to cement his status as a Senegal icon. 

Following the clash, Mane was named the Player of the Tournament, while his colleague Edouard Mendy claimed the Goalkeeper of the Tournament prize. Cameroon striker Vincent Aboubakar, meanwhile, finished as the top goalscorer. 
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