The AFCON 2021 tournament that commenced on 09th January is coming to a dramatic end after quality football display from teams like Gambia, Nigeria, Cameroon, Burkinafaso, Morocco, among others that have entertained the world with African football in Cameroon.
However, the final have drawn between The Lions of Teranga (Senegal) and The Pharaohs (Egypt) tonight at 10pm. One would say it’s quite difficult to tell who will take the day because both teams are equally strong and favorites to be crowned the Kings and Champions of African football. Senegal beat Burkinafaso to reach finals and Egypt thrashed hosts Cameroon in penalty spots.
The Pharaohs are being led by Liverpool’s forward Mohammed Salah and are the most successful team in the history of the Africa Cup of Nations, having won the trophy seven time while finishing as runner-up and claiming third on three occasions. They last won the competition in 2010 and were runners up in 2017 while their first ever win was at the 1957 competition.
The hosts Cameroon are the second having won the trophy 5 times.
However, the Lions of Teranga being by Liverpool’s Sadio Mane and other premier league stars Edouard Mendy, Isailia Saar have not won the AFCON trophy and tonight seems to be a very important day for them to take the trophy home.
Egypt and Senegal have met on 12 occasions with the Pharaohs winning six of them, the last victory coming nearly 16 years ago to the day. Senegal have only won four of those matches and came out on top the last time these two sides met in 2014 and it’s the first time Mohammed Salah is facing his team mate Sadio Mane is a such a big continental event.
The showdown is set for 10pm EAT at the Yaunde’s Olembe Stadium were 8 people were crashed in a stampede on January 25th.
Back to your esteemed reader, Whom do you think will take the day.
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