Mane’s Goal Helps Senegal Become First Country To Qualify For AFCON

Liverpool forward Sadio Mane scored the winner for Senegal against Guinea-Bissau to book their place at the Africa Cup of Nations finals.


Mane scored in the 82nd minute after Jorge Nogueira was sent off in the second half for Guinea-Bissau.


Senegal, currently the top-ranked country in Africa, are the first team to qualify apart from hosts Cameroon.


They have picked up a maximum 12 points from four matches in Group I and qualify with two games to spare.


Mane also scored a penalty in Senegal’s 2-0 win over Guinea-Bissau in Thies on Wednesday.


The 2021 Africa Cup of Nations has been postponed to January 2022 by the Confederation of African Football as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

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