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3 things to expect in today’s AFCON Final

Senegal and Egypt make one last push for the Title.

Senegal will attempt to write their name on the list of AFCON winners when they take on the most Successful country in the competition history Egypt.

The Pharoah’s are targeting a record extending 8th AFCON title . Senegal have their eyes set on clinching it’s first ever AFCON Title. The Terenga Lions have been to the Final on two occasions, losing to Cameroon in 2002 and Algeria In 2019.

With a potentially Juicy showdown between superstars Mo Salah of Egypt and Sadio Mane of Senegal we bring you 3 things you should expect at today’s African cup of Nations final at the Olembe stadium in Yaounde.


With the best players in Africa at the moment Salah and Mane on the turf, both sides will be cautious when defending and break lose with blistering pace on the counter.

Goalkeepers Eduoard Mendy of Senegal and Egypts Aboul Gabaski will have loads of Fireworks (Shots) to contend with. The Goalkeeper who does better will win the game.


With the understanding of the danger attached to allowing this two space to operate, both coaches will intentionally place strategic watchdogs to restrict their movements and space on the pitch.

Salah and Mane in the interest of their respective countries will school their countrymen on the Strong points and weaknesses of the other. This and other tools will help the watchdogs in their task of keeping the superstars at bay in today’s final.

How effective this watchdogs are will have huge significance on the result. Both sides are built round this talismen who are quick, intelligent and able to create something from nothing.


Egypt have conceded only two goals at the 2021 AFCON. One In the opening day loss to Nigeria and the other vs Morocco. Against a Senegalese team that has scored 9 times in the competition and two or more in each of their Knockout stage matches, the Egyptians will have to do more in attack.

With the fireworks at both ends and the emphasis on stopping Salah and Mane definitely going to generate set pieces, expect two or more goals from todays final.

The match will hold today at the Olembe stadium in Yaounde with kickoff scheduled for 8pm (Nigerian time) preceded by a colourful closing ceremony.

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