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Senegal Seek First Afcon Trophy after 57-years Wait

After making their debut at the Africa cup of nations in 1965 Senegal has come close to winning the trophy twice but all failed attempts.

The highest FIFA ranked national team in Africa has never won the prestigious Africa cup of nations, having lost twice in the final in 2002 and 2019.

The Diofu generation failed, the Demba Ba generation failed but can the Sadio mane generation break this curse?

Can the finally end their 57-years Afcon wait?

The Teranga lions have arguably the most quality players and Africa’s most valuable squad with their players dotted across europe’s top leagues. They have reached the final with a squad of players all based in Europe.

They came into the 2021 Afcon edition as favourites and despite having a sloppy start in the group stage where they topped the group with only one goal scored from the spot kick, they proved critics wrong and squized their way to the final for the second consecutive time.

Their best match in the tournament was in the semi finals when they condemned Burkina Faso to a humiliating 3-1 defeat to book a place in the final .

The Teranga lions would look to win the Africa cup for the first time in their football history when they face Mohammed salah ‘s Egypt that made it to the final despite being low ranked by pundits at the beginning of the tournament.

Egypt have won the Africa cup a record seven times will aim to win their eighth title tonight.

The Pharoas beat some of the tournament favourites, Cameroon, Morocco and Ivory coast all on penalty shootouts to set up a date with the West Africans in the Final.

A win for Egypt will mean an extension of their record as all time African champions and on the other hand, it would be the first time in history that a country has failed to win Afcon on three attempts in the final if Senegal lose.

Published by Calvin Kaumba Chikenge

I am a journalist. passionate about culture , sports and developmental story writing.

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