(Video) Senegalese cross fingers waiting to receive 2021 AFCON cup in Senegal
Senegal v Egypt
Time: 7 pm GMT
Stadium: Olembé of Yaoundé (Cameroon).
On the eve of the Africa Cup of Nations final that will see Senegal meet Egypt, an entire people holds their breath. Senegal football lovers hope Sadio Mané and his teammates will lift the cup on Sunday, the very first continental trophy for the nation.
Dakar is ready, everyone is focused on the Africa Cup of Nations final. The Teranga Lions will play today in, Egypt and if the Pharaohs have lifted the cup 7 times, Senegalese football fans hope Sadio Mane’s teammates will bring the first trophy home!
“We are tired of always deal with disappointment, admits a Dakar supporter. Senegal has never won the AFCON some even say we never will. Therefore, what we want is for the players to take everyone back! Now, the only thing we lack is a star embroidered on our national jersey. We would like them to win one!”
The hopes for a success story don’t seem out of place since the performance of the national team, these past few days has reassured all who still doubted. For this football lover, there seems to be no other outcome but victory: “I believe we can make it, 500%! Inshallah, we will be the next champions. It is now or never, we have the players, we have all that is needed to win. Therefore, we are forced to win. We have to, we have to win! It is now or never, we have the players, we have all that is needed to win. Therefore, we are forced to win. We have to, we have to win! We have to be on Africa’s champions.”
This boundless enthusiasm has turned out well for shop owners. Jerseys, flags and other tie-in products sell like hotcakes.