The AFCON final is here and Senegal is looking to lift their first AFCON trophy in the final against Egypt. Here is what you need to know.
Senegal vs Egypt has been in the news since they both entered the final stage of the AFCON 21, both teams have done very well giving their best performances throughout the AFCON. The final match is taking place at the Olembe Stadium, Yaounde, Cameroon.
Egypt has been the most successful African team as far as the AFCON is concerned, they have been in the history books of the AFCON as the most successful national team to lift the cup on several occasions. Now they are facing another strong side in Africa, Senegal who has never won this tournament, in the final of the 2022 edition on Sunday.
Egypt is currently on top with 8 AFCON titles and will be looking for a record-extending eighth AFCON title. Senegal on the other hand will fight very hard to win this year after losing the 2019 final to Algeria.
That loss would be on coach Aliou Cisse’s mind. He was at the helm in the last edition and was captain when Senegal lost to Cameroon in the 2002 tournament.
The final will also see one of world football’s most exciting attacking duos facing off against each other as Mohamed Salah leads Egypt against a Senegal side spearheaded by Sadio Mane.
The match is being played at Yaounde’s Olembe Stadium, where eight people were killed in a crush on January 25 – a tragedy that has overshadowed the tournament in Cameroon.
What time is kick-off?
The final will kick off at 8 pm (19:00 GMT)
What is the head-to-head record between Egypt and Senegal?
Egypt and Senegal have met on 12 occasions with the Pharaohs winning six of them, the last victory coming nearly 16 years ago to the day.
Senegal has won four of those matches and came out on top the last time these two sides met in 2014.
- 1986: Senegal 1-0 Egypt
- 2000: Egypt 1-0 Senegal
- 2002: Senegal 1-0 Egypt
- 2006: Egypt 2-1 Senegal
Best AFCON performance
Winners: 1957, 1959, 1986, 1998, 2006, 2008, 2010
Runners-up: 2002, 2019