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It is Mohamed Salah v Sadio Mane – Egypt meet Senegal in 2021 Afcon final – Sports Africa

Egypt will face Senegal in the final of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations after  overcoming hosts Cameroon 3-1 on penalties.

Egypt goalkeeper Gabaski was the hero, saving two penalties in the  shootout after a goalless draw in normal and extra time.

Even the neutrals will now be looking forward the mouthwatering clash between Liverpool teammates Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane on Sunday at  the Olembe Stadium in Cameroon’s capital Yaounde at 10pm EAT.

Cameroon will be kicking themselves after twice hitting the post inn 90 minutes through Michael Ngadeu-Ngadjui’s looping header and Samuel Gouet’s thunderous long-range strike, which flicked the woodwork.

Salah was quiet for much of the game, curling a strike from outside the area narrowly over and almost profiting from a loose back pass, but he could not convert.

In the end, he did not even have to step up in the shootout as Cameroon missed three of their efforts, with Gabaski saving from Harold Moukoudi and James Lea Siliki, while Clinton N’Jie side-footed wide.

Egypt coach Carlos Queiroz was sent off after remonstrating with the referee from kick off with his assistant Wael Gomaa cautioned too and will will both be missing from the touchline for the final. Gomaa had also been cautioned in the quarter-final against Morocco.

Cameroon will now face Burkina Faso in the third/fourth-place play-off, which has been brought forward a day to Saturday.

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