Senegal has won the 2022 African Cup of Nations after beating Egypt 4-2 on penalties. At the finals played in Yaounde, Cameroon, on Sunday, both teams could not find the back of the net within stoppage time of 90 minutes. The Game was then extended for another 30 minutes and still no goals.
They then went into penalties and Senegal netted four of their kicks while Egypt wasted two and only managed to net in two kicks, giving Senegal a hard fought victory. The Egyptian Captain, Mo Salah, did not take his kick which was to be the last for Egypt as that would not change the game’s outcome. Senegalese team Captain, Sadio Mane scored the last kick for Senegal in a stylish fashion
Edouard Mendy of Senegal won the Best Goalkeeper Award, Vincent Aboubakar of Cameroon won the Tournament’s Golden Boot Award, while Sadio Mane of Senegal won the MVP Award.
Earlier on Saturday January 5, Cameroon came from behind to beat Burkina Faso on penalties to lift the bronze (thrid place). In a game that lacked quality but had its fair share of drama, Cameroon did the impossible to turn a topsy-turvy game on its head and beat Bukina Faso on penalties after a 3-3 draw in the bronze medal match at the Africa Cup of Nations.
Strikes from Steeve Yago and Djibril Ouattara sandwiched a calamitous Andre Onana own goal looked as though they were enough to secure the third-placed finish for Kamou Malo’s side, as three was very much the charm… or so it would seem.
A game where the tempo was marred by fouls from both sides and with a sheer lack of clear-cut chances, Burkina took the lead against the run of play, as left-back Yago popped up at the far post on 24 minutes to convert a sumptuous Issa Kabore cross as both full-backs combined to seize first blood.
Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana practically threw the second into his own net as another Kabore cross caused bedlam; and after VAR had adjudged that the right-back kept the ball in play, Onana’s blushes were not spared as Burkina found themselves two up on the stroke of the interval.It was three not long after: Ouattara powerfully nodding beyond the hapless Onana from a delightful Bertrand Traore inswinger, as Burkina Faso threatened to run riot and pile the embarrassment onto their Cameroonian counterparts.