MATCH CENTRE

FRI 05 SEPTEMBER 2014, 22:00

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Ndoye creativity destroys Egypt

by Brian Lee

Fri September 05, 23:59

Dame Ndoye was the master of destruction as he created both of Senegal’s goals in their 2-0 win over Egypt in their opening Group G African Cup of Nations qualifying match at the Stade Leopold Sedar in Dakar on Friday night.

First half goals from Mame Diouf and Sadio Mane handed Senegal the first three points of Group G that also consists of Botswana and Tunisia.

Overall, it was a dismal display form the Egyptians who were poor in defence and offered very little in attack.

Senegal, on the other hand, were superb in attack, using their speed and the precise passing of Dame Ndoye to destroy their opponents.

The home side opened the scoring in the 17th minute when a through ball from Dame Ndoye slipped Mame Diouf through on goal and he cleverly poked the ball over the onrushing goalkeeper, 1-0.

Senegal continued to pile on the pressure and doubled their lead on the stroke of the half time. Again Dame Ndoye provided a pin-point, defence splitting pass to see Sadio Mane through on goal and with only the keeper to beat and he too made no mistake, 2-0.

The second half saw Senegal take their foot off the pedal and allowed Egypt to see more of the ball.

Still, for all their possession the Egyptians lacked imagination in the final third and were unable to find any consolation.

Senegal will be happy with the win ahead of their second Group G game away to Botswana on September 10 while Egypt will host Tunisia on the same date.

TEAM SQUADS (To be picked from)
SENEGAL EGYPT
Goalkeeper
0
Goalkeeper
0
Goalkeeper
0
Goalkeeper
0
Goalkeeper
0
Goalkeeper
0
Defender
0
Goalkeeper
0
Defender
0
Defender
0
Defender
0
Defender
0
Defender
0
Defender
0
0
Defender
0
Defender
0
Defender
0
Defender
0
Defender
0
Defender
0
Defender
0
Midfielder
0
Defender
0
Midfielder
0
Defender
0
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
0
0
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
0
Forward/Striker
0
Midfielder
0
Forward/Striker
0
Forward/Striker
0
Forward/Striker
0
Forward/Striker
0
Forward/Striker
0
Forward/Striker
0
Forward/Striker
0
Forward/Striker
0
Forward/Striker
0
Forward/Striker
0
Forward/Striker
0
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