Mane earns Senegal Afcon 2021 qualification


Senegal are the first country to earn a ticket for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) after their hard-fought 1-0 victory over a persistent Guinea Bissau side on Sunday at Estádio 24 de Setembro.

The Egypt 2019 losing Afcon finalists Senegal, maintained their unbeaten record in the qualification matches to take an unassailable lead at the top of Group I.

Sadio Mane’s late goal in the match, 82nd minute to be precise, was the difference between the two countries on the day with Bissau playing the final half hour with 10 men after Jorge Bura Braima received his marching orders.

The Lions of Teranga showed their supremacy and victory on Sunday moved them to 12 points in Group I after four matches.

And with two matches remaining, Senegal can only drop to second place, meaning they have already booked their place for the upcoming continental showpiece set to be staged in Cameroon.

Meanwhile, another Liverpool star in Naby Keita found the back of the net to help Guinea secure a valuable point in the 1-1 draw against Chad N’Djamena on Sunday.

Keita opened the scoring in the 24th minute but Chad equalised through Ahmat Abdaraman at the stroke of halftime.

With the result, Guinea remain top of Group A with eight points, while Chad picked up their first point of the qualifiers.

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By FARPost Reporter

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