Football is hardly ever devoid of narratives and Senegal’s progress to this year’s Africa Cup of Nations final meant added excitement and pre-game storylines were a guarantee.
The potential opponents were Cameroon or Egypt, either match-up accompanied by its unique narrative.
Facing the Indomitable Lions, the side that hurt the Lions of Teranga’s Afcon dream in 2002 may have been the West African nation’s preferred final. Indeed, nearly every Senegalese would have relished the prospect of avenging that loss from two decades back on Cameroonian soil.
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