AFCON Mane, Nguette Fires Senegal Closer To Cameroon 2022

A first half penalty converted by Sadio Mane and Opa Nguette second half goal ensured Senegal remain of of Group I in the 2022 AFCON qualifier.

Competitive football returned to Africa as the AFCON qualifier took the centre stage after the qualifier was suspended due to the outbreak of coronavirus.

The Teranga Lions of Senegal hosted Guinea Bissau in Senegal in a West African sun region derby game.

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The 2019 AFCON runners up continued from where they stopped before the qualifier was suspended with a convincing 2-0 win.


Aliou Cisse fielded a star studded side that comprised of Chelsea safest pair of hands, Edouard Mendy, red hot Liverpool forward, Mane in the game.

Senegal waited for long before they broke the deadlock against a determined Guinea Bissau side.

Watford forward, Ismaila Sarr was fouled right inside the box as the referee pointed tongue spot.

Mane took matters upon himself as he stepped forward and calmly tucked the bal inside the net to give his the breakthrough in the 44th minute.

Watch Sadio Mane and Opa Nguette goals against Guinea Bissau


Opa Nguette scored in the 74th minute to seal the victory for the Teranga Lions.

The victory edged Cisse and his player closer to qualifying for the 2022 AFCON as they currently top the group with nine points from three games.



Henry Usiayo is a reporter who has a flair for sports and he currently write sports articles for Africa Top Sports.

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