Senegal captain Kalidou Koulibaly has heaped praise on national team-mate and goalkeeper Edouard Mendy after being crowned continental champions, insisting the Chelsea custodian is the greatest on earth.
The Chelsea star saved from Mohammed Lasheen in the crunchy penalty shootout allowing Sadio Mane to step up to win the title for his nation at the Olembe Stadium on Sunday.
“Our goalkeeper is the best on the earth, and he helped us win the title,” the Senegalese captain praised.
“We feel comfortable. We knew it could be exhausting to win the Africa cup of Nations, however at present we made it,” added the Napoli defender.
Koulibaly also excitedly spoke of the competent Senegalese staff and their contribution towards AFCON glory.
“Our staff deserved to win this title. We have been searching for this for a long time, and now we have it. This staff is magnificent,” narrated Senegal skipper.