Senegal Progress as Mane seals win over Cameroon

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Defending champions Senegal booked their place in the last 16 of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations with a 3-1 win over Cameroon in Group C.

Ismaila Sarr put Senegal in front in the 16th minute and Habib Diallo made it 2-0 midway through the second half.

Jean-Charles Castelletto headed in to pull one back with seven minutes remaining to set up a nervy ending.

But, after George-Kevin Nkoudou had missed a free header to equalise, Sadio Mane sealed the win in stoppage time.

Senegal will top Group C if they avoid defeat in their final group outing against Guinea on Tuesday (17:00 GMT).

Guinea are second in the table after beating The Gambia 1-0 in the late game on Friday – a result which means Cameroon will most likely need to beat the Scorpions on Tuesday (17:00 GMT) to progress to the knockout stages.

The five-time continental champions, who have one point from two games, could go through as one of four best third-placed sides if they do not overhaul Guinea on goal difference or goals scored.

Aliou Cisse guided the Teranga Lions to their first Afcon title two years ago, and their title defence has started perfectly as Senegal bid to become the first side to retain the trophy since 2010, when Egypt won their third in a row.


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