The intriguing barren 90 minutes and extra time, followed by nail biting penalty kicks, in Paul Biya Stadium, Olembè, between host, Cameroon and Egypt, produced the last country to bounce into the finals to face Senegal.
At the expense of Cameroon, Egypt crosses into the final, to face Senegal. They beat Cameroon 3-1 on penalties.
Egypt advanced out of Group D with 6 points as runners up to Nigeria. Egypt on the road to semi-final, beat Ivory Coast 5-4(penalties) and Morocco 2-1.
Cameroon won Group A with 7 points, defeated Comoros 2-1 in Round of 16 and Gambia 2-0 to reach the semi-final.
Senegal qualified for the finals by beating neighbors, Burkina Faso 3 goals to 1, to be the first to advance to the finals.
Senegal topped Group B with 5 points and defeated Equatorial Guinea in the round of 16.
Senegal’s highest goal scorer in AFCON 2021, is Sadio Manè that plays in English Premier League with Liverpool FC.
Highest goal scorer with 6 goals, is Vincent Aboubakar. Aboubakar plays professionally for Al Nassr in Saudi Professional League.
Burkina Faso, will sweat out for 3rd place with host Cameroon.