By Emmanuel Ebimoh
The Teranga Lions of Senegal have qualified for the final of the African Cup of Nations after a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Tunisia in the first semi-final match.
It was a riveting encounter between the two African giants as the game dragged on to extra time after a goalless draw at 90 minutes. Two penalties were awarded to both teams during the game but both failed to score until the first half of extra time when Tunisian defender, Dylan Bronn scored a heartbreaking own-goal to give Senegal that precious victory.
It’s Senegal’s first final in the AFCON competition after 17 years and they have never won the coveted trophy. They will wait to see who wins in the second semi-final between Algeria and Nigeria.