Senegal have defeated Egypt 4-2 on penalties to win the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations. Senegal and Egypt went into extra time in Sunday’s AFCON final with the score 0-0 at the end of 90 minutes. Sadio Mane squandered the chance to put Senegal ahead inside seven minutes in Yaounde when his penalty was saved by Egypt goalkeeper Mohamed Abou ...

Liverpool’s Senegalese striker Sadio Mane (R) celebrates scoring his team’s fourth goal with Liverpool’s Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Salah during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Crystal Palace at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on June 24, 2020. (Photo by PHIL NOBLE / POOL / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, ...

Cameroon coach, Antonio Conceiçao, has blamed fatigue for the team’s defeat to Egypt in their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations semi-final clash. Conceiçao spoke during a post-match press conference on Thursday evening. The PUNCH had reported that Egypt scaled through to the final of the 2021 AFCON after defeating hosts Cameroon 3-1 in a penalty shootout following a goalless draw ...

FANS have praised referee Bamlak Tessema Weyesa for his officiating during Senegal’s semi-final win over Burkina Faso at the Africa Cup of Nations. The Ethiopian overturned two penalty decisions to Senegal after VAR reviews in a dramatic first half. Firstly, Burkina Faso goalkeeper Herve Koffi collided with Senegal midfielder Cheikhou Kouyate in the box. But the shotstopper appeared to get ...

Mohamed Salah could equal or surpass Austin Okocha’s goal record at the African Cup of Nations tournament when the two most successful sides in the history of the tournament Cameroon and Egypt go head to head for a place in the final on Thursday (today), PUNCH Sports Extra reports. The game billed for the Olembe Stadium in Yaounde is a ...

Rwanda’s Salima Mukansanga (left) in the thick of action during the match between Guinea and Malawi at the 2021 AFCON in Cameroon. Inset: She cautions a Guinean player Rwanda’s Salima Mukansanga, the first female referee to officiate an AFCON match, in this interview with France 24, talks about her dream of refereeing at the men’s World Cup after her AFCON ...

Egypt coach Carlos Queiroz hit out at Cameroon legend Samuel Eto’o for sending a “very bad message” after likening Thursday’s Africa Cup of Nations semi-final between the sides to a “war”. Eto’o, who is now president of Cameroon’s Football Federation, made the comment to his team in a video widely published on social media. “Prepare yourselves because this is going ...

THE Nigeria Football Federation confirmed on Tuesday that it had received an in-depth technical report on the Super Eagles’ outing at the 33rd Africa Cup of Nations finals in Cameroon from the team’s technical crew led by Austin Eguavoen. “We have received the technical report on the AFCON 2021 and we are presently studying it, in conjunction with the Ministry ...

Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe has issued a glowing verdict on a former Real Madrid defender. Real Madrid may already be feeling a sense of regret over former full-back Achraf Hakimi, who is looking like being the one that got away. The 23-year-old came through Real Madrid’s academy setup ahead of joining Inter Milan in 2020 following a two-year loan ...

Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah says winning the Africa Cup of Nations for Egypt would be a career best achievement. Salah fired home the winning penalty in their last-16 shootout victory over Ivory Coast on Wednesday night, which saw Manchester United defender Eric Bailly miss the decisive spot-kick for the Elephants. Now Egypt will turn their attention to Sunday’s quarter-final showdown ...