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CAN 2022: Senegal wins the African Cup of Nations

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Players of Senegal celebrate with the trophy after winning the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) final between Senegal and Egypt at Stade d’Olembe in Yaounde on February 6, 2022.

Sadio Mané scored the winning penalty that saw Senegal beat Egypt 4-2 on penalties and claim the first Africa Cup of Nations in their history after a 0-0 draw.

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Senegalese striker Sadio Mané holds the trophy before the ceremony after his victory in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) Final football match.

In a match presented as a duel between Liverpool strikers, Senegalese Mané and Egyptian captain Mohamed Salah, it was the first who had the decisive word.

The city of Dakar exploded with joy. Horns sound and people run through the streets cheering, crying and hugging.

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Fans celebrate in Dakar on January 06, 2022, after Senegal’s victory in the African Cup of Nations (CAN) final against Egypt in Yaoundé, Cameroon.

The Liverpool striker had taken a seventh-minute penalty that was saved by Egyptian goalkeeper Gabaski, but Mane held on when he came back in the penalty shootout.

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