Senegal won the 7th Championship of African Nation (CHAN) after beating host nation Algeria in the finals on Saturday evening.
The local Teranga Lions played a great game and secured the historic win through a penalty shoot-out which saw them win 5-4 over host nation Algeria, after regulation time and 30 minutes of extra time at the Nelson Mandela Sports Stadium in Algiers.
Senegal last year won the Africa Cup of Nations for the first time after years of elusion, and made it double by winning the second-tier competition on the continent made for locally based players.
Both sides converted their kicks successfully until Algeria player Kendouci hits the crossbar to hand the west Africans their first win.
The Lions from Teranga became the first West African side to win the competition since its inception.
Senegal are Beach Soccer 2022, AFCON 2022 champs, WAFU U15 2022 champs, WAFU U20 2022 champs and WAFU Women’s Championship.
Algerian Houssem Eddine Mrezigue won the TotalEnergies Man of the Competition award.
The #TotalEnergiesCHAN2022 Umbro Golden Boot Award went to Aimen Mahious also of Algeria.
Pape Mamadou Sy of Senegal took home the Best Goalkeeper award.
Senegal added the #TotalEnergiesCHAN2022 Fair Play Award.
By Sammy Heywood Okine