AFCON 2017: Senegal Scoops First Win of the Tournament Against Tunisia
Senegal became the first team to scoop a win in AFCON 2017 tournament after all the first three matches ended in draws.
Senegal began their Africa Cup of Nations campaign with victory over Tunisia in Group B. The game ended 2:0 in favour of Senegal.
Tunisia almost took the lead in the opening two minutes, but Ahmed Akaichi’s header skimmed the post and he smashed a shot narrowly wide.
In between, Senegal took the lead through Sadio Mane’s penalty after Cheikhou Kouyate had been hacked down.
Kara Mbodj powerfully headed in a second, and almost scored an own goal when his clearance struck the post.
Tunisia were guilty of missing plenty of chances, in particular Youssef Msakni, who headed wide from two yards out and shot straight at Abdoulaye Diallo in the second half.
Senegal’s victory put them on top of their group after Algeria’s surprising 2-2 draw against Zimbabwe.
In group A matches that were played on Saturday, Gabon drew 1:1 with Guinea Bissau while Cameron drew with Burkina Faso also 1:1.
Today evening, Ivory Coast will be playing Togo, while DR Congo will be playing Morocco.
Uganda will be in Action on Tuesday evening with Ghana.