Senegal goalkeeper, Edouard Mendy, believes Egypt goalkeeper Mohamed Abou Gabal “Gabaski” was the best goalkeeper of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.
Mendy was crowned the best goalkeeper of the competition for providing a safe pair of hands for the Teranga Lions’ march to glory.
But many believe Gabaski should have won the award, following heroic performances throughout the competition in which he saved 8 penalties.
He was also voted man of the match in the final.
Speaking to Egyptian TV station MBC after the final, Mendy said; “Gabaski is the best goalkeeper of the tournament, honestly. I spoke to him and I told him he deserves it [to win goalkeeper of the tournament]. And I was really impressed by his tournament.”