Today is a big day in the world of football. Today at 10pm, two of Africa’s best face off in what promises to be a cracker of a final. Senegal vs Egypt, Mane vs Salah in the Africa cup of nations final. It is a match that pits two great footballing nations that have had starkly contrasting paths to the final and two of Africa’s finest. Well, the question is, who will be triumphant?
For Senegal , it will be another shot at a cup that has previously eluded them in the 2002 and the 2019 final. Mane, backed by his fine form and a star studded Senegal side that includes the likes of Chelsea’s Edouard Mendy, Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly and PSG’s Idrissa Gueye will be hoping to finally lead his country to an Afcon final win.
However, the Egyptians will prove to be a stern test for Senegal who seemingly are favorites. The Pharaohs have shown that they are no pushovers in their journey to the final, winning penalty shootouts against Ivory Coast, Cameroon and beating Morocco in extra time in the quarter finals. A win for Egypt will be a big boost for Salah with regards to individual awards and accolades. It could prove pivotal if he is to win the Ballon d’Or this year.
Premier League and Liverpool fans will be watching this match with lots of excitement. The two 29 year olds have both scored more than 100 Premier League goals. Moreover, they have both been instrumental for Liverpool in their recent success. Whatever the result though, these