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Senegal claim CHAN title after beating host Algeria in final



Senegal are the new kings of the continent in the African Nations Championships (CHAN) which is a competition for players plying their trade locally.

The Teranga Lions, who are holders of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) are now also champions of the local African football.

Senegal sealed the crown late Saturday after overcoming hosts Algeria in the final following a penalty shootout.

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After both teams failed to score during a pulsating 120 minutes of normal and extra-time football, Senegal went on to win 5-4 in the shootout.

While the Teranga Lions converted all their spot kicks, Algeria saw one of their attempts saved by the opposition keeper.

In the third-place match played on Friday, a 90th minute goal by Madagascar saw them pip Benin Republic 1-0.

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