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Okocha praises pet Tuchel after unbelievable feat at AFCON

07 Th2 2022 | 03:54

Edouard Mendy became the hero of Senegal when helping the home team overcome Mohamed Salah’s Egypt 4-2 in the penalty shootout.

In the final match of AFCON 2021, Senegal and Egypt were undefeated after 120 minutes of play. When the match turned to a penalty shootout, most fans and experts thought Egypt would have the upper hand when they sent Ivory Coast and Cameroon home, both with this brain-kicking series.

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 Mendy is in great form at AFCON 2021.

In fact, Senegal goalkeeper Edouard Mendy made a clever save in the fourth set to deny Mohanad Lasheen’s goal. It created a big premise for Sadio Mane to make the decisive shot and help Senegal to win the title .

The goalkeeper on the Chelsea  payroll was honored as the best goalkeeper of AFCON 2021 after keeping 3 clean sheets in 5 appearances in this tournament.

Nigeria legend Jay Okocha has insisted that Mendy was an unknown before his move to Chelsea. The 1994 African champion says the highly competitive Premier League has made the former Rennes keeper a better version of himself.

Okocha told SuperSport: “Since he signed for Chelsea, his potential has been revealed and we knew very little about him before that.”

“He’s shown, unlucky that he’s the best goalkeeper in the world and I think that award definitely goes to him because of the number of clean sheets he has, five clean sheets. “

“If you don’t concede you have the ability to win the games and most importantly, he saved that penalty to give his country a chance to score the goal to be the champion. enemy.”

“For me, we have seen a lot of good goalkeepers in this tournament but he deserves to be the goalkeeper of the tournament,”  Okocha insists.