CHAN 2022: Home Based Teranga Lions Replicate AFCON Success After Senegal Beat Algeria to be Crowned Champions
- Senegal have been crowned champions of Africa after winning the CHAN tournament
- The home-based Teranga Lions defeated Algeria on penalties at the Nelson Mandela stadium
- Senegal have now won the AFCON, beach soccer and the CHAN tournament in the space of 12 months
Senegal are champions Africa again after the home-based Teranga Lions shocked hosts Algeria to win the 2022 CHAN tournament.
Goalkeeper Pape Mamadou Sy became the hero of the night after saving one of Algeria's penalties in the shootout as the West Africans claimed victory.
Senegal were champions of Africa twelve months ago in Cameroon before the beach soccer team also won the continental championship.
In a pulsating game at the Nelson Mandela stadium in Algiers, both teams came into the match hoping to make history by winning the tournament for the first time.
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The game got off to a cagey start, with the referee having to calm down the tension around the players after dishing out four yellow cards in the first half.
However, the second half saw the two teams create chances and were determined to get a goal before full time.
Incredible defending from Senegal left the game barren as Algeria came close through Mokhtar Belkhither and Zakaria Draoui.
Senegal had their own chances, which came through Diallo.
The game went to extra time before it was settled on penalties. After all two teams netted their first three spot kicks, Senegal missed after captain Cheikhou Omar Ndiaye hit the crossbar.
Youcef Laouafi gave Algeria the lead before Lamine Camara levelled. Top scorer of the tournament Aimen Mahious had the chance to win the tournament for Algeria but tried the Panenka and failed.
Senegal took advantage through Ousmane Diouf before Ahmed Kendouci missed as the West Africans were crowned champions.
Ghana knocked out of CHAN
Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Ghana have been eliminated from the CHAN tournament in Algeria after a shock 2-0 defeat to Niger on Saturday evening.
An own goal from Konadu Yiadom and a stunning strike from Soumana Hainikoye ensured Niger are through to the semi-finals.
The Black Galaxies looked shaky at the start of the game as right-back Augustine Agyapong nearly scored an own goal, but for the quick intervention of goalkeeper Danlad Ibrahim.