Mane misses penalty, scores twice as Senegal win and qualify

Tuesday, 2019-07-02 06:20:08
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Africa Cup of Nations 2019 - Group C - Kenya v Senegal - 30 June Stadium, Cairo, Egypt - July 1, 2019 Senegal's Sadio Mane scores their third goal from a penalty. (Reuters)
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Senegal's top player Sadio Mane had a penalty saved but later scored his first two goals at this year's Africa Cup of Nations as they beat Kenya 3-0 to reach the last 16 on Monday.

Mane's spot kick was stopped by Patrick Matasi in the first half and it looked to be a costly miss as Senegal struggled to break down a resilient Kenyan side who could still qualify.

But it all changed after Ismaila Sarr broke the deadlock in the 63rd minute and Mane then added two more, the second of his brace also from a penalty which this time he buried confidently.

Senegal, who finished second in Group C with six points behind Algeria on nine, will face Uganda in the knockout round on Friday, while Kenya, who have three points, must wait to see if they progress as one of the best third-placed teams.

Algeria's Adam Ounas scored twice and Islam Slimani also netted in a 3-0 win over Tanzania as they finished top of Group C at the Africa Cup of Nations on Monday after their second-string side proved far too strong for their opponents.

The goals all came in the last 10 minutes of the first half as the pace of the Algerians and the accuracy of their passes cut open the Tanzanian defence almost at will.

The victory meant Algeria matched hosts Egypt and Morocco with a full haul of nine points in the group stage, while Tanzania finished bottom as they returned to the tournament for the first time since 1980.

Morocco captain Mbark Boussoufa scored in the last minute to secure a 1-0 win over South Africa as his side took top spot in Group D at the Africa Cup of Nations with a 100per cent record.

It was a third successive one goal victory at the tournament for Morocco, who had already qualified for the last 16 and finished ahead of the Ivory Coast with South Africa third.

Reuters