Mohamed Salah will be facing his Liverpool teammate Sadio Mene in the Africa Cup of Nations final. This is after Egypt beat Cameroon on penalties. It sets up a showpiece match with Senegal.
After ninety minutes with few clear chances, the match was relegated to penalties. The Pharaohs won 3-1 following some poor spot-kicks by the hosts.
Egypt won the final, and Salah didn’t have to take any penalties.
Salah will be facing Mane in the final
Cameroon was more dominant in the remaining 90 minutes. They twice hit the post through Michael Ngadeu–Ngadjui’s looping header, and Samuel Gouet’s long-range strike.
Salah was calm by his standards. He curved a strike from outside of the area narrowly past and almost netted after a loose pass made by a Cameroon player.
Cameroon missed three spot-kicks, so Liverpool’s talisman didn’t have to be the one to save the day.
Mohamed Abou Gabaski was saved by Harold Moukoudi, James Lea Siliki and Clinton N’Jie wide.
Carlos Queiroz was sent home in normal time to remonstrate with the referee. His assistant WaelGomaa was also cautioned.
This means that the Egypt boss will not be able to make it to the final.
Cameroon will be facing Burkina Faso in a third/fourth-place playoff. This has been moved forward one day to Saturday (19.00 GMT).
After Senegal beat Burkina Faso 3-1, Egypt won the final.
Mane won the match to become the joint-all-time top goal scorer for his country.