BY BONIFACE MUUSYA – Senegal’s triumph over Tunisia in the semifinals of AFCON came at a cost after dependable defender Kalidou Koulibaly was punished with a yellow-card therefore will be missing the final match against Algeria.

Koulibaly was deemed to have used his elbow to block a goal-likely shot inside the box which led into a penalty though was saved by the keeper helping his side stay in the game to eventually book a date with Algeria in the finals.

The Senegalese coach will be forced to reshuffle his backline as they aim to clinch Africa’s biggest football prize.