Sawane dominated the entire defense before heading home four minutes later, completing the teranga cubs’ hard-earned victory.
Senegal has now won a third continental title in a row in four months, their team of local based players winning the africa nations championship (chan) title in february at the same venue as their re-election on friday, while they also won the u20 afcon title in egypt in march.
Their senior national team began the continental dominance in february last year when they clinched the afcon 2021 crown and then the afcon beach soccer title later this year.
Both teams were in unfamiliar territory heading into friday night’s match, playing their first-ever final, but morocco would take the lead. Skipper ait boudlal peeled away from his markers before kicking the keeper to the ground to head home from an abdel hamid maali corner.
In the second half, Senegal started faster off the blocks, Mamadou Sadio shooting just over with only 45 seconds gone on the clock. On the other end, Morocco had a chance when Maali struck a shot from the edge of the box, but it flew wide.