AFCON AFCON 2021 : Sadio Mane’s late penalty secure maximum points for Senegal over Zimbabwe

Sadio Mane AFCON 2021

The Teranga Lions of Senegal suffered a lot before coming over Zimbabwe’s Warriors in their opening AFCON 2021 game as they had to wait until the additional time before winning the match thanks to a Sadio Mane penalty.

The West African country do dominated the game but they were not realistic in the last 16 yards with Bayern Munich right-wing back Bouna Sarr being the most valuable player all along the game.

However, Aliou Cisse’s men failed to score a goal in order to make their ball possession count and the game decider came in the additional time.

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Olympique Marseille’s youngster Pape Gueye saw his shoot stopped by a Zimbabwean defender with the ball touching his arm.

The referee did not think twice before showing the penalty spot and Sadio Mane converted it.

Senegal won the game by 1-0 but have to elevate their level in the next game against Naby Keita’s Guinea on Friday, January 14.

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