Senegal, Algeria face off in historic Africa Cup of Nations final

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Sadio Mane’s Senegal and an Algeria side captained by Riyad Mahrez will attempt to secure their place in Africa Cup of Nations history in Friday’s final in Cairo.

Senegal, the 2002 runners-up, are desperate to end a long wait for a first continental title, while Algeria are looking to add to the trophy they lifted as hosts 29 years ago.

“If you get to the final, the aim is obviously to win it. The game in the group stage wasn’t decisive but now it is and that’s the difference,” said Algeria boss Djamel Belmadi.

“Algeria are a great team and we respect them,” he added. “We’re in the final now and determined to win,” Senegal coach Aliou Cisse.

Algeria are looking to clinch their second AFCON title having won their first and only trophy in 1990.

France24

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