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AFCON 2021 Qualifiers Wrap: Senegal Becomes First Team To Qualify

Senegal’s national football team has become the first team to qualify for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations after beating Guinea-Bissau 1-0 in Bissau on Sunday.

Senegal’s national football team has become the first team to qualify for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations  after beating Guinea-Bissau 1-0 in Bissau on Sunday.

Liverpool star Sadio Mane scored the lone goal in the 82nd minute, with the Djurtus having been made to play one man down after Jorge Bura Braima received his marching orders at the hour mark following a second bookable offence.

The win puts Senegal on 12 points in Group I, six points more than Congo who are scheduled to meet eSwatini on Monday,  as they seek to join the West Africans in the competition scheduled to be hosted by Cameroon.

Elsewhere, Comoros maintained their unbeaten run in Group G by beating Kenya 2-1 in a match played at Malouzini Stadium in Moroni.

El Fardou Ben gave the home side the lead in the 21st minute, but Cliff Nyakeya restored parity for Kenya in the 36th minute.

Faiz Mattoir netted the winner for Comoros in the 49th minute and they held out to claim the three points against a blunt Kenya who have gone for four matches without a single win.

Comoros now lead the group with eight points, five ahead of Kenya who remain in third place with three points.

In N’Djamena, Chad got their first point in Group A after playing to a 1-1 draw with Guinea at Stade Ominsports Idriss Mahamat Ouya.

Naby Keita broke the deadlock for Syli Nationale in the 23rd minute before Ahmat Abdermane netted the equalizer for the Chad who continue sitting at the bottom of the group.

Guinea remains on the top of the group with eight points and will now need only a single point in their next two games against Mali and Namibia to make it to Cameroon.

In Group E, Burundi got their campaign back on the track with a 3-1 win over Mauritania at Prince Louis Rwagasore Stadium in Bujumbura.

Saidi Ntibazonkiza delivered again a masterpiece to secure the valuable points for Swallows having scored the equalizer during the first leg in Naukachott four days ago.

The Yanga winger bagged the opener in the sixth minute before adding the second in 54th minute. Youssouf Ndayishimiye scored Burundi’s other goal while Mauritania’s single strike was scored by Nias Amadou.

Lastly, Equatorial Guinea brought their campaign back to life with two consecutive victories after beating Libya 1-0 Estadio de Bata.

Ivan Salvador scored the lone goal for Nzalang Nationale who have now moved to second position with six points. Libya settles in the bottom of the Group J with three points.

Monday fixtures:

15:00 Eswatini vs. Congo (Group I)

17:00 Zimbabwe vs. Algeria (Group H)

All times are Cairo time (GMT+2)

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