Senegal's national squad held a final practice on Thursday in Cairo, ahead of Friday's Africa Cup of Nations' final against Algeria.

Senegal's strikers, including captain Sadio Mane, were seen starting the session with shooting practice before joining the rest of the squad for training.

"Algeria is a great team. We do greatly respect the Algerian team but, as I said, we also have points to assert", said Senegal coach, Aliou Cisse during a press conference the same day.

He also regretted the absence of key defender Kalidou Koulibaly, who will miss the match after being suspended for two yellow cards in the knockout phase. "To lose such a guy it's a loss for our defensive system", Cisse added.

Cisse's team are looking to win AFCON for the first time, when they face Algeria at Cairo International Stadium.

Both sides met in the group stages, with 1990 champions Algeria winning 1-0.

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