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Sadio Mane's Senegal and an Algeria side captained by Riyad Mahrez will attempt to secure their place in Africa Cup of Nations history in Friday's final in Cairo.
Algeria coach Djamel Belmadi has called on the team's fans to "respect the countries where we are living" after celebrations in France en route to Friday's Africa Cup of Nations final turned ugly.
Senegal and Algeria will contest the AFCON final, but pre-match focus is on the long friendship of coaches Djamel Belmadi and Aliou Cisse.
Senegal coach Aliou Cisse believes the Africa Cup of Nations group stage defeat by Algeria helped fuel their run to the final, where they will meet the same opponents Friday for the title in Cairo.
After a Champions League title with Liverpool, Sadio Mane is out to conquer a second continent in as many months as Senegal attempt to capture a first Africa Cup of Nations title against Algeria in Friday's final in Cairo.
Senegalese winger Sadio Mané helped his country qualify for the final of the Africa Cup of Nations and is now within touching distance of a title that would put him in the dicussion for the Ballon D'or after a stunning season with Liverpool.
Saee Seck, president of the Senegal Football Federation, has urged Sadio Mané to accept the offer that he apparently has from Real Madrid and leave Liverpool just after winning the Champions League with the Reds.
Senegal star Sadio Mane says helping Liverpool win the Champions League was special, but his "absolute dream" is parading the Africa Cup of Nations trophy through the streets of Dakar.Â
Alfred Gomis was very close to committing one of the most ridiculous incidents in AFCON history. The Senegal goalkeeper miskicked the ball and made Senegal's hearts skip a beat.
Senegal reached the Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals for the first time since 2006 when Idrissa Gueye scored to deliver a 1-0 last-eight win over Benin in Cairo on Wednesday.