The Senegalese Team was targeted with lasers and racist slurs in the first-leg eliminator by Egyptian supporters. Egypt won the first leg 1-0, but Senegal made a comeback and seal their place in the 2022 World Cup after defeating Egypt in the second leg.
The second leg of their play-off went to a nerve-shredding penalty shootout. And like at the Africa Cup of Nations, Mane fired home the winning spot-kick. Salah went first for Egypt but lost the penalty.
Both sides made a nervous start to the shootout, with the first FOUR penalties not being scored, including from Salah and Senegal captain Kalidou Koulibaly, whose effort came back off the crossbar.
Ismaila Sarr scored the first penalty of the evening and Mane was given the chance to seal his country’s place in Qatar after Edouard Mendy saved Mostafa Mohamed’s penalty.
And like he did in Cameroon back in February, Mane made no mistake as he smashed home his spot-kick to spark ecstasy in Dakar.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Senegal calls on FIFA to hold Egypt accountable for violating its Disciplinary Code which stipulates that “disciplinary measures may be taken based on article 16, paragraph 2,” which state that teams are liable for inappropriate behavior from their fans, and they may be subject to disciplinary measures should they show any negligence in stopping “the use of laser pointers or similar electronic devices.” As stated in the FIFA Stadium Safety and Security Regulations, laser pointers are considered prohibited items by FIFA and confiscated when the spectators are checked at the outer stadium perimeter,”
Well Deserved Victory for Senegal- The Lions of Teranga – BGC SENEGAL