Egypt or Senegal? Or for world football fans: Mohamed Salah or Sadio Mane? Sunday’s Africa Cup of Nations final in Cameroon will focus on two of the continent’s biggest stars of any era and the two Liverpool team-mates as Salah’s Egypt try to recapture lost glory against Mane’s Senegal, who are seeking a first title and the right to finally call. itself the best in Africa.
The final will take place at Yaoundé’s Olembe Stadium, where eight fans died after being crushed outside Cameroon’s round of 16 match against Comoros last Monday.
Senegal will be seeking their first African title after losing the last final in 2019 to Algeria. Senegal should be fresher after getting an extra day of rest and beating Burkina Faso inside 90 minutes on Wednesday.
Salah, meanwhile, did not even get a chance to take a penalty for Egypt in a 3-1 win over Cameroon in the semi-finals on Thursday after the hosts failed to score three times from the spot. It was a Clinton N’Jie miss that secured Egypt’s advance after the seven-time African champions scored their first three penalties. Goalkeeper Mohamed Abou Gabal, who bears Gabaski’s name on the back of his jersey, also made two saves for Egypt.
The tournament has been held in the middle of the European season, which has frustrated major European clubs like Liverpool, who have been left without key players like Salah and Mane.
What time is the AFCON 2022 final between Egypt and Senegal?
The AFCON 2022 final between Egypt and Senegal is at 12:30am IST on Monday, February 7 (Sunday night).
Where can the AFCON 2022 final between Egypt and Senegal be broadcast?
Unfortunately, the AFCON 2022 final between Egypt and Senegal will not be broadcast in India.
Where can you stream the AFCON 2022 final between Egypt and Senegal live?
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