Egypt have lifted the trophy on seven occasions and will be looking to make it eight after knocking hosts Cameroon out on penalties in Thursday’s semi-final.
Senegal, meanwhile, have benefited from a fairly kind route to the final and overcame Burkina Faso 3-1 on Wednesday night.
Intriguingly, the two nations have also been drawn against each other in next month’s World Cup qualifying playoffs, so this match represents the start of what could be an enthralling trilogy. And, of course, it pits Liverpool teammates Sadio Mane and Mo Salah in direct opposition.
Senegal vs Egypt is scheduled for a 7pm GMT kick-off on Sunday, February 6, 2022.
The Olembe Stadium in Yaounde, Cameroon will host the match.
Senegal vs Egypt team news
Egypt have been to extra-time in all three of their knockout stage matches so far and have had 24 hours less than their opponents to prepare for Sunday’s final.
That could see Carlos Queiroz forced to freshen things up, though he will himself be missing from the touchline after being sent off during the semi-final win over Cameroon.
Senegal vs Egypt prediction
Neither side have lit up the tournament with amazing football but both have shown plenty of nous to get this far.
Egypt’s exertions to get this far may finally catch up with them, however, and we fancy Senegal.
Senegal to win 1-0.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
Senegal wins: 4
Egypt wins: 6