MATCH CENTRE

TUE 19 SEPTEMBER 2017, 18:00, CAPE COAST SPORTS STADIUM

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Senegal and Cote d’Ivoire crash out of WAFU

by Staff Reporter

Tue September 19, 22:24

Senegal and Cote d’Ivoire only have themselves to blame after crashing out of the 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations following their goalless draw in their final Group B game at Cape Coast Sports Stadium on Tuesday, September 19.

Senegal came out the blocks firing and created the first chance on goal in the opening minute when Assane Mbodji met a cross from the right, showing good skill to bring it under control before shooting wide from 14-yards out.

The action quickly switched to the other end of the field when Ivorian Babou Diarra saw his powerful long range free-kick brilliantly saved by the keeper in the fifth minute.

The next opportunity in front of goal only came in the 25th minute when Daouda Dieme cut into the Cote d’Ivoire box from the left flank, beating two defenders before firing inches wide.

On the half hour mark the Elephants tried their luck from distance again, this time Fulgence Aka Essis with a stinging 30-yard effort which was superbly saved by Pape Diatta Ndiaye.

The last chance of the opening stanza fell to Senegal in the 40th minute when Daouda Dieme created more chaos down the left flank as he worked his way into the box again, but he saw his 14-yard shot tipped around the post by an acrobatic Ivorian keeper.

The half ended 0-0.

The start of the second half started slowly with the first effort on goal only coming on the hour mark when Cote d’Ivoire’s Willie Britto let loose with a 24-yard pile-driver, but his attempt was well-saved.

Seven minutes later it was Senegal’s chance to try break the deadlock from distance with captain Jean Remi Bocande’s thunderbolt stinging the hands of the Elephants keeper.

In the 77th minute Renardo Gonazo should have given the Teranga Lions the lead when he met a corner with a strong header, but under no pressure his attempt shaved the wrong side of the upright.

Both teams pushed hard for a winner in the final ten minutes, but neither could find a goal as they settled for a share of the spoils.

The result sees them both exit the tournament as Cote d’Ivoire occupy bottom place in Group B with two points while Senegal are third on four points, the same as Niger but who are below them because of their head-to-head in the competition.

Benin progress as group leaders with six points after beating Niger 2-1.

Senegal (0) 0
Cote d’Ivoire (0) 0


Teams

Senegal coach: Moustapha Seck

Senegal: 16. P Ndiaye, 4. Matar Kante, 3.Kane , 9. Diene, 5. Mendy (12. Mamadou 80’), 11. Dieme, 6. Oumar, 13. Bocande, 17. Badiane, 22. Mbodj, 18. A Ndiaye (10. Marone 65’).

Cote d’Ivoire coach: Ibrahima Kamara

Cote d’Ivoire: 1. Ble Zadi, 2. Britto, 4. Ouattara, 13. Konan, 14. Jimoh, 8. Diarra (12. Cissoko 89), 3. Gonazo (15. N’Guessan 63’), 10. Diabate, 5. Aka Essis, 9. Bi N’Guessan (11. Guiagon 72’), 7. Gnangbo.

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
GROUP STAGE CAPE COAST SPORTS STADIUM
SENEGAL GOALS COTE D'IVOIRE GOALS
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
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SENEGAL STARTING LINEUP COTE D'IVOIRE STARTING LINEUP
Defender
6
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
43'
65'
0
0
Midfielder
80'
0
4
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
72'
9
Midfielder
13'
0
Midfielder
0
Forward/Striker
89'
17
Midfielder
53'
0
Forward/Striker
15
Midfielder
0
Forward/Striker
63'
13
SUBSTITUTIONS
Moussa Marone
Midfielder
65'
0
Privat Gilles N'guessan
Midfielder
63'
6
Mamadou El Fadel Barry
Midfielder
80'
0
Parfait Guiagon
Midfielder
72'
9
Abdoul Karim Mory Cissoko
Forward/Striker
89'
16
CARDS
Jean Remi Bocande
Midfielder
13'
0
Amadou Dia Ndiaye
Midfielder
43'
0
Mohamed Kane
Midfielder
53'
0
KEY
Goal
Penalty Missed
Yellow Card
Substitute IN
Own Goal
Penalty Shootout Goal
Yellow / Red Card
Substitute OUT
Penalty
Penalty Shootout Miss
Red Card
Injury
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