AFCON Mane Scored Late Penalty As Senegal Earns Narrow Win Over Motivated Rwanda

Senegal and Liverpool forward Sadio Mane scored a goal in added time (98th-minute) as Senegal overcame much ambitious Rwanda 1-0 in the Africa Cup of nations qualifiers second matchday on Tuesday night at Stade Abdoulaye Wade.

Amavubi defender Ange Mutsinzi fouled Saliou Ciss in the penalty area which resulted into a spot kick that was converted by Mane.


Mane who also scored the winning penalty in the Nations Cup final is enjoyable a memorable spell after netting a hat-trick in Saturday’s win over Benin to become the Teranga Lions’ record goalscorer.

Despite playing in Dakar in what was actually a nominal home tie for Rwanda, the Nations Cup winners – Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy, Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly and PSG’s Idrissa Gana Gueye among them – struggled for form.

The Teranga Lions are five points clear in Group L after just two games. But Benin and Mozambique who have played just once meet on Wednesday.

AFCON qualification results, Tuesday 7 June

Group B: Eswatini 1-3 Burkina Faso

Group B: Cape Verde 2-0 Togo

Group H: Zambia 2-1 Comoros

Group L: Rwanda 0-1 Senegal

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