The final match of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2021 is being played today.
Egypt and Senegal will face each other in a game to be played tonight at 12:45 am (NST) at the Olembe Stadium in Cameroon.
Egypt is AFCON’s most successful nation, having won the title seven times in the 33rd edition of the competition.
Senegal, meanwhile, has yet to win the AFCON trophy.
Senegal, limited to runners-up in two editions of the competition, wants to make history today.
Senegal, who were runners-up in the AFCON in 2002 and 2019, is aiming for the title, beating the most successful nation in the competition.
Senegal is the only unbeaten team in the ongoing competition, having started the competition in Group B.
Senegal has beaten Zimbabwe, Cape Verde, Equatorial Guinea, and Burkina Faso, and drawn with Malawi and Guinea.
Senegal, who have scored nine goals during the tournament, have conceded just two.
The journey to the final of Egypt has been through many ups and downs.
Egypt, who lost to Nigeria in the first match of the tournament, won the last 16 and the semi-final on penalties.
Egypt, who reached the final after playing six games in the tournament, has so far scored four goals and conceded only two.
Today’s game will be very exciting as the star duo of English club Liverpool Sadio Mane and Mo Salah are about to clash with each other.
The duo, who have been very successful in club football, will be looking for a win when they take the field against each other today.
It is certain that Egypt will have to work hard to overcome the challenge of Senegal, which is full of star players.
Egypt is ready to stop Senegal, which is full of star players like Sadio Mane, Edward Mendy, Kalido Koulibaly, Bauna Sar, Baulae Diya, Abdou Diallo.
But Egypt is sure to see some problems at the goalposts.
Young goalkeeper Sobhi is likely to be in charge in Egypt’s post in today’s game as the first and second-choice goalkeepers were injured during the tournament.
Alongside Kamal, Trezeguet, Hamdi, Fathi, Asraf, Elneny, Mohamed, and Marmoush, Star Mo Salah will take on Senegal for the title today.