Sadio Mane scores as Senegal reach AFCON final

Burkina Faso's defender Issa Kabore (L) challenges Senegal's forward Sadio Mane during the Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) 2021 semi final football match between Burkina Faso and Senegal at Stade Ahmadou-Ahidjo in Yaounde on February 2, 2022.


Liverpool star Sadio Mane led his Senegal side to the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) final on Sunday with a comfortable 3-1 semi-final success against Burkina Faso.

Mane scored in the 87th minute after goals by Abdou Diallo and Idrissa Gueye put Senegal in charge before Blati Toure narrowed the deficit late on.

The Liverpool forward showcased his class with a stylishly dinked effort past Soufiane Ouedraogo to send Senegal to their third TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations final.

Senegal's forward Sadio Mane (R) scores his team's third goal during the Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) 2021 semi final football match between Burkina Faso and Senegal at Stade Ahmadou-Ahidjo in Yaounde on February 2, 2022.


The West African derby lived up to it’s billing at the Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo in Yaoundé with Senegal having two penalty claims turned down following VAR reviews.

Senegal, favourites before a ball was kicked at ACON, will face the winner in the second semi-final between Egypt and hosts Cameroon in Sunday’s final at the Olembe Stadium in Yaoundé.

Should Egypt reach the final, Mane will come up against club team mate Mo Salah.

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