MATCH CENTRE

SAT 13 JUNE 2015, 21:00, DAKAR

3
VS
1

Senegal cruise past Burundi

by Staff Reporter

Sat June 13, 23:57

Senegal enjoyed a 3-1 home win over Burundi in Dakar on Saturday, as the two sides launched their 2017 AFCON qualifying campaign in Group K.

Moussa Konaté, Mame Biram Diouf and Sadio Mané were on target for the Teranga Lions, with a successful effort from Fiston Abdoul Razak as the only answer from the visitors.

Konaté gave the locals the lead at Stade Léopold Sédar Senghor from the spot in the 15th minute, after being fouled inside the box.

The Senegalese took the narrow advantage into halftime, before conceding an equaliser through Fiston Abdoul at the hour mark.

However, Stoke City striker Mame Biram Diouf restored the Lions’ one-goal lead four minutes later, with Southampton ace Sadio Mané sealing the victory in stoppage time.

Aliou Cissé’s men will try to keep their momentum going when they travel to Namibia in September, while the Swallows will be looking to bounce back on home soil against Niger.

TEAM SQUADS (To be picked from)
SENEGAL BURUNDI
Goalkeeper
1
Goalkeeper
1
Goalkeeper
16
Goalkeeper
23
Goalkeeper
23
Goalkeeper
18
Defender
13
12
Defender
8
13
Defender
2
17
Defender
21
Defender
15
Defender
6
8
18
3
Defender
3
19
Defender
20
Midfielder
10
Defender
14
6
Midfielder
4
Midfielder
7
Midfielder
17
Midfielder
2
Midfielder
5
Midfielder
9
Midfielder
10
Midfielder
16
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
11
Forward/Striker
11
Midfielder
20
Forward/Striker
22
Midfielder
14
Forward/Striker
9
Forward/Striker
21
Forward/Striker
19
Forward/Striker
4
Forward/Striker
7
Forward/Striker
22
Forward/Striker
15
Forward/Striker
5
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