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Aliou Cisse, A Local Coach Writes His Name In Gold As Senegal Lifts It's First Ever AFCON

Aliou Cisse is a Rastafarian and Senegalese football coach in charge of Senegal national team. Cisse was born 24th March, 1976. He is also a former player of Senegal national team where he was the defending midfielder. In his senior career, he played for Lille, Sedan, Paris Saint Germain, Montpelier, Birmingham City, Portsmouth, and Nimes.

Senegal national team beat all odds to participate in AFCON final where they played their opponents, Egypt. After two failed attempts, Senegal made their third amendment where the Liverpool forward, Sadio Mane netted a historical winning penalty to save his team the beat for the last.

The game ended 0-0 as the game proceeded to extra time with no goals. The final went ahead to be decided in penalties where Senegal smashed Egypt 4-2 with Chelsea's Eduardo Mendy saving the penalty. This was a sigh of relief for Senegal as the last time they lost the final was in the year 2019 against to Algeria.

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