20 years after he missed the decisive penalty in the 2002 Africa Cup of Nations Final, Aliou Cissé has just led Senegal to their first ever AFCON trophy via a penalty shoot-out win!
Senegal has been to the grand final of the AFCON on three occasions. In 2002, 2019 And 2022. Aliou Cisse led the appearances. In 2002 as captain and the others as the head coach.
The former Birmingham City star has an exemplary overall record as a coach at the Africa Cup of Nations: 11 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses. Both of the losses came against Algeria in 2019.
Senegal won the penalty shootout 4-2 after it ended 0-0 after extra time. Salah, who was supposed to be his team’s last penalty kick, had no say in the penalty shootout after two of his teammates missed.
Senegal had lost in two previous finals, including to Algeria at the last Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt in 2019.