Africa Cup of Nations Final 2022 Preview
Egypt will play Senegal on February 6 (Sunday) at 2:00 PM Eastern time in Olembe Stadium in Yaoundé, the capital of Cameroon. Although the countries are far apart geographically with over 3000 miles between the capitals, they are close in skill, with Egypt being the most frequent winners of the competition and Senegal being the top ranked team in Africa according to the FIFA World Rankings.
In terms of stats Senegal are better, as they have 9 goals, while Egypt have 5 goals (Not counting penalty kicks after the 120th minute). The stats also prove that both teams have strong defenses with 4 clean sheets a piece, Senegal also didn’t let any goals in during the group stage, although they also only scored 1 in those 3 games, lastly for stats, Egypt have had 2 goalless games come down to penalty kicks while Senegal has not had any.
Mané vs Salah
One of the major things to look out for in this game is that two of the best players from Liverpool FC are facing each other, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mané. The two players have been standouts for their nations, they both have the highest number of goals and assists for their sides. On Liverpool they have a combined 24 goals in the 2021/2022 season, although Salah has 16 goals (1st in league), while Mané has 8(4th in league) with the same amount of appearances between them. In the Premier League Salah is also ahead in assists with 9(2nd in league) while Mané has 1.
The Final Word
Going into the final Senegal are favorites to win the competition and chances are Mané will be the player of the tournament but with Salah as the opposition side there's a chance for anything to happen.