Senegal’s Edouard Mendy Becomes First African Goalie to Win UCL

Chinedu Ibeakanma
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Senegal and Chelsea FC goalkeeper Edouard Mendy on Saturday became the first African goalkeeper to win the UEFA Champions League. The goaltender who was in goal for Chelsea FC as they defeated Manchester City to clinch their second UCL trophy was full of joy after the game.

Kai Havertz scored the decisive goal just before half-time, running on to Mason Mount’s excellent ball before knocking it past Ederson and then rolling into the empty net.

City, who were looking to win the competition for the first time, never really showed the imposing dominance that had brought them the 2020-21 Premier League title, with Pep Guardiola’s bold team selection having failed to come off.


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