See Senegal forward Sada Thioub hail 'mental strength' ahead of AFCON semi-final

David Cooper 13/07/2019
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Senegal trained on Friday as they prepared to take on Tunisia in the semi-final of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) at 30 June Stadium in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, on Sunday.

On Wednesday, the Teranga Lions secured a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Benin to book their place in the last four for the first time in 13 years.

Senegal have never won the AFCON, with their best performance coming in 2002 where they finished as runners-up to Cameroon.

Their striker Sada Thioub reflects on the test ahead in the video above:










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Africa Cup of Nations: Ivory Coast and AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie reflects on exit

David Cooper 12/07/2019
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Algeria blew a 1-0 lead and a second-half penalty before scraping past Ivory Coast in a dramatic shootout in their Africa Cup of Nations quarter-final on Thursday.

The tense shootout saw Algeria win 4-3 and move one step closer to winning the title for the second time and first since 1990.

AC Milan and Les Elephants midfielder Franck Kessie spoke to media after the epic clash.

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Watch Senegal camp react to Ballon d'Or hopes for Liverpool superstar Sadio Mane

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Africa Cup of Nations favourites Senegal face Benin in the quarter-finals of the tournament as they bid to reach the final four for the first time since 2002.

Senegal finished runners-up that year after losing out to Cameroon on penalties following a goalless draw.

Aliou Cisse who missed the deciding penalty in the shootout, now manages the national team and in captain Sadio Mane he has the tournament’s joint top scorer.

Benin will be the overwhelming underdogs having failed to qualify for the previous four editions of the tournament.


‘The Squirrels’ have made history in Egypt after reaching the knockout stage for the first time.









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