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Vol 63 No 4

Published 17th February 2022

Senegal's AfCON win boosts Africa's coaches

Hosts Cameroon crashed out in the semi-finals while the Confederation of African Football faces tough decisions on funding and independence from FIFA

As tens of thousands of ecstatic fans crowded on to the streets of Dakar to welcome home Senegal's national team – les Lions de la Téranga – after its defeat of Egypt in the African Cup of Nations (AfCON) on 6 February, many were also celebrating a smaller but critical triumph – of the team's head coach, Aliou Cissé.

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