Senegal 2 Tanzania 0: Balde, Diatta heading in the right direction in routine AFCON win

More durable checks will certainly come however Senegal did what they wanted to in a 2-Zero Africa Cup of Nations success towards Tanzania on Sunday.

Senegal opened their quest for Africa Cup of Nations glory with a snug 2-Zero win over Tanzania on Sunday.

The Lions of Teranga have by no means received the event however are amongst this yr’s favourites with Liverpool star Sadio Mane headlining a strong-looking squad.

And though Mane was suspended for this Group C encounter in Cairo, it mattered little, with Keita Balde Diao’s 28th-minute objective the flashpoint of a one-sided first half.

Krepin Diatta doubled Senegal’s lead with an amazing end from distance after the break as Aliou Cisse’s facet received effectively on a heat night within the Egyptian capital.


The gulf in school was instantly evident as Tanzania – ranked 131st, 109 locations beneath their opponents – have been on the again foot.

M’Baye Niang wasted two nice probabilities within the first six minutes, capturing straight at Tanzania goalkeeper Aishi Manula earlier than he fired large.

Senegal defender Salif Sane was taken off on a stretcher after struggling an ankle harm earlier than Balde opened the scoring, producing a neat left-foot end on the angle within the 28th minute.

The probabilities got here thick and quick for Senegal however profligate ending continued to disclaim them, whereas Ismaila Sarr additionally had a objective disallowed for a handball within the build-up.

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Niang’s irritating night time in entrance of objective continued within the second half however Diatta produced the night time’s spotlight within the 64th minute.

A nook was not cleared correctly and Diatta didn’t break stride with a 20-yard first-time end that flew in, through a really slight deflection.

Sarr shot simply large as Senegal chased a 3rd however two targets have been greater than sufficient as they claimed a seventh successive victory in all competitions.