A year after the coronation of selection A in Cameroon at the CAN, Senegal has won the CHAN 2022 on Saturday by disposing of Algeria on their land in the final (0-0, 5-4 pens). This coronation of local players was hailed by the captain of selection A, Sadio Mané, who celebrated his younger brothers on his social networks.
“All the Senegalese people are proud of your career. You have been heroic at every level. Bravo for this continental title. Congratulations to the technical staff and to all the supporters“Wrote the Bayern Munich winger, who should return to the pitch in mid-February when he recovers from his fibula injury.
While it has long suffered from its absence of a major title, Senegalese football has just experienced a crazy year and the coronation at the CAN has visibly broken a mental barrier. Indeed, the Lions had not played the CHAN since 2011 and were not necessarily starting favorites, what is more in the final against the Algerian host country and what is more after having accused a shot on goal late during part of the session. But Pape Thiaw’s men will have shown exemplary mentality and composure to turn the tide. It is the first time that a West Africa selection wins the tournament.