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AFCON 2021: Atiku reacts as Senegal defeats Egypt

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Atiku Abubakar, former Vice President has congratulated Senegal on winning the 2021 African Cup of Nations, AFCON, in Cameroon.

Atiku, describing the match as a nail-biting game, said Mane’s penalty was the only thing that separated Senegal and Egypt.

The former presidential candidate, on his Twitter page, wrote: “What a nail-biting game. Nothing separated Egypt and Senegal but the #Mane penalty. Congratulations to Senegal #AFCON2021.”

The Teranga Lions defeated Egypt 4-2 on penalties in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) final on Sunday night, to lift the trophy.

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The 2021 AFCON final played at the Paul Biya Stadium, Olembé, in Cameroon ended in a 0-0 draw as both countries failed to score after 120 minutes.

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However, Senegal defeated Egypt on penalties to win their first ever AFCON.

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