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Captain Kouyate set for AFCON Final with Senegal

15 July 2019

Palace midfielder Cheikhou Kouyate has led his nation Senegal to their second Africa Cup of Nations Final, following their extra-time 1-0 win over Tunisia last night, courtesy of an own goal.

Kouyate has been instrumental for Senegal, captaining the side since their second game.  He has also played centre-back in each game, contributing to the side's five clean sheets in six games. Senegal have conceded just one goal against Algeria - to whom they lost 0-1 in the group stages.

Senegal face Algeria on Friday night (20:00 BST) in Cairo, and everyone at Palace wishes Cheikhou the very best of luck for the final.  UK based viewers can watch the game on Eurosport.


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