Senegal and Algeria booked their place in the final of the AFCON after securing 1-0 and 2-1 victories over Tunisia and Nigeria respectively.

As a result of that Aliou Cissé and Djamel Belmadi have booked seats at the table of men.

Since 1970, it is only on two occassions that countries managed by a local coach have gained entry into the AFCON final.

In 1978, Ghana, managed by Fred Osam-Duodu and Uganda, managed by Peter Okee made it to the final of the AFCON.

In 1998, Egypt, managed by Mahmoud El-Gohary and South Africa, managed by Jomo Sono made it to the AFCON final.

Cissé and Belmadi join these table of men as the only local coaches to coach their team to the AFCON final for the first time since 1998.

Kudos to these two gallant African coaches. What a final we are poised to have.