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Senegal beats Egypt to win Africa Cup of Nations trophy

Senegal’s players celebrate with the trophy after winning the Africa Cup of Nations match against Egypt on February 6, 2022.

Senegal defeated Egypt in the Africa Cup of Nations championship match on Sunday, winning the continental championship for the first time on penalty kicks at Olembe Stadium in Yaoundé, Cameroon.

Neither Senegal nor Egypt — which had previously won the Africa Cup of Nations seven times, the most in the tournament’s history — were able to breakthrough in the first 90 minutes, with Senegal looking in control for most of the game before Egypt gained strength late in the second half.

Source: CNN sports

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