MATCH CENTRE

SUN 17 SEPTEMBER 2017, 18:00, CAPE COAST SPORTS STADIUM

4
VS
0

Teranga Lions devour Squirrels

by Brian Lee

Sun September 17, 21:59

Senegal were in rampant form in front of goal as they beat Benin 4-0 in a 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations, Group B match at Cape Coast Sports Stadium on Sunday, September 17.

Senegal started like a house on fire and should have taken the lead in the first minute when Moussa Djitte met a low right wing cross from Assane Mbodj, but the attacker skied his shot over from only a couple of yards out.

Ten minutes later Benin had their first attempt on goal courtesy of a long range pile-driver from Seibou Mama, but his effort went inches wide of the target.

In the 18th minute Benin suffered a set-back when Wariss Aboki had to leave the field injured and was replaced by Charbel Gomez.

Things got even worse for the Squirrels in the 29th minute when Senegal took the lead thanks to a headed goal by Moussa Djitte, 1-0.

Ten minutes later the Teranga Lions doubled their lead thanks to another headed goal after Mohamed Kane nodded home a pin-point corner-kick, 2-0.

Benin were on the back foot for the rest of the half and lucky to go into the tunnel only two goals behind.

The second half continued in the same fashion as the first as the Teranga Lions bossed the game.

Senegal were gifted a chance to make it three goals on the hour mark when the referee adjudged Benin’s Gaston Hougbedji to have handled the ball inside the box and pointed to the penalty spot.

Ablaye Diene stepped up and made no mistake from the spot, 3-0.

Benin tried to find their way back into the game after that and created quite a few chances, but their finishing was poor as they directed shot after shot wide of the target.

Instead, it was Senegal who found the back of the net for the fourth time in the 86th minute after Amadou Dia Ndiaye poked the ball home from close range following a goalmouth scramble, 4-0.

The win takes Senegal to second place in Group B with three points while Benin drop to third place with three points as well.

Senegal (2) 4 (Djitte 29’, Kane 39’, Diene 60’ pen, Dia Ndiaye 86’)
Benin (0) 0

Teams

Senegal coach: Moustapha Seck

Senegal: 16. P Ndiaye, 4. Matar Kante, 3.Mohamed Kante , 9. Diene, 12. Fadel Barry, 11. Dieme, 6. Oumar, 13. Bocande, 17. Badiane, 22. Mbodj (10. Marone 72’), 14. Djitte (18 A Ndiaye 63’).

Benin coach: Oumar Tchomogo

Benin: 1. Glodjinon, 3. Fassinou, 18. Counou, 6. Yarou, 12. Bah-Yere, 4. Hougbedji , 8. Mama, 13. Osseni (9. Saliou 77’), 17. Aboki (11. Gomez 18’), 19. Elegbede (10. Koukpo 47’), 14. Bessan.

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
GROUP STAGE CAPE COAST SPORTS STADIUM
SENEGAL GOALS BENIN GOALS
Moussa Kalilou Djitte (29')
Mohamed Kane (39')
Ablaye Diene (60')
Amadou Dia Ndiaye (86')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
2
SENEGAL STARTING LINEUP BENIN STARTING LINEUP
Defender
6
Goalkeeper
1
Midfielder
60'
0
12
0
Defender
5
Midfielder
72'
0
Defender
18
Midfielder
79'
0
3
Midfielder
0
13
Midfielder
61'
0
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
8
Midfielder
39'
0
Midfielder
18'
14
Midfielder
29'
63'
0
Forward/Striker
14
Midfielder
0
Forward/Striker
47'
18
SUBSTITUTIONS
Amadou Dia Ndiaye
Midfielder
63'
0
Charbel Codjo Gomez
Midfielder
18'
11
Moussa Marone
Midfielder
72'
0
Marcellin Degnon Koukpo
Forward/Striker
47'
10
Saliou Idrissou
Midfielder
77'
12
CARDS
Mamadou El Fadel Barry
Midfielder
61'
0
Daouda Gueye Dieme
Midfielder
79'
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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