YAOUNDE (Reuters) – Senegal’s expertise of taking part in in the final Africa Cup of Nations last will be a “good asset” for them in Sunday’s title decider, stated ahead Sadio Mane.
Senegal, who beat Burkina Faso 3-1 on Wednesday to succeed in the ultimate, have but to win the continental title however got here shut in Cairo in 2019.
“Experience is a good asset,” stated Mane, who scored Senegal’s third on Wednesday.
“I feel that has at all times been the case for the reason that begin of this match. We suffered a lot with loads of COVID instances and a number of other accidents too.
“We had a really troublesome time however with our expertise we stored calm till we recovered the entire group.
“We performed a last final time, so we have now expertise and we will attempt to win this trophy.”
Senegal had been additionally runners-up in 2002, the 12 months they went to the World Cup in Japan and South Korea and beat holders France in the opening recreation and have become simply the second African nation to succeed in the quarter-finals.
The comparisons between that technology and the present facet have elevated as Senegal progressed by means of the match.
“There are loads of leaders in this crew as a result of we have now loads of nice gamers and loads of mature gamers. Everyone is making a contribution in order that the crew can transfer ahead,” added Mane.
Senegal will play both Cameroon or Egypt in Sunday’s last on the Olembe Stadium in Yaounde. The second semi-final is afterward Thursday.
(Writing by Mark Gleeson; Editing by Peter Rutherford)