The Lions beat, on penalties (6-5), the Pharaohs in the final of the African Cup of Nations held in Vilankulo, Mozambique, to afford a seventh title in the competition.
It’s an endless reign! After 2008, 2011, 2013, 2016, 2018 and 2021, Senegal is still rising to the roof of Africa by taking over Egypt. In the first half, coach Mamadou Diallo’s troops opened the scoring with a class action from Seydina Mandione Laye Diagne (7′).
The Pharaohs, in just one minute, overturned the match with two goals in quick succession by Hassan Hussein and Ibrahim Hassan (27′). But thanks to an acrobatic return from Raul Mendy (32′), Senegal wipes the slate clean. The two teams hold each other until the end of regulation time and overtime.
In the penalty shootout, each selection’s first five attempts are transformed beautifully. On the sixth Egyptian shot, the Senegalese goalkeeper, Alseyni Ndiaye, made a decisive save. And Jean Ninou Diatta, with an unstoppable strike, allows his country to win a seventh Can of beach soccer.
On Twitter, President Macky Sall congratulated ” the players and the technical staff for this wonderful achievement “. Senegal and Egypt will represent Africa at the next Beach Soccer World Cup in 2023.