Mauritania advance in CHAN qualifiers

Mauritania advance in CHAN qualifiers
Mauritania's team

by Stephane DeSaintsalvy

Sunday Jun 28, 2015. 18:40

Mauritania enjoyed a 2-0 victory over Sierra Leone in Nouakchott on Saturday, in the return leg of their 2016 African Nations Championship preliminary qualifying round.

After securing a 2-1 win in the first leg a week ago, the ‘Mourabitounes’ advance to the next round 4-1 on aggregate.

READ: Mauritania edge Sierra Leone in CHAN qualifiers

Defensive midfielder Yalli Mohamed Dellahi gave Mauritania the lead in the 34th minute following a goalmouth scramble, while Boubacar Beyguily extending their advantage three minutes later to send the locals into the break with a two-goal cushion.

Coach Corentin Martins’ men hold onto their lead until the final whistle to cruise to the next round of qualifiers, where they will face Guinea-Bissau or Mali in October.


Sierra Leone 0 (0) – 2 (0) Mauritania – Stade Olympique de Nouakchott

Goals: Mohamed Yalli Dellahi (34’), Boubacar Beyguily (37’) for Mauritania

Sierra Leone: Ibrahim Camara, Abu Suma, Kwame Quee, Salieu Tarawallie, Sorie Barrie, Kabiru Mansaray (Omega Toronka 76’), Lahai Junior  Coker (Abubakar Mansaray 69’), Yeami Dunia, Ibrahim Bah, Mohamed Bah, Badara Kella Junior (Abdul Bangura 58’)

Mauritania: Brahim Souleymane Diallo, El Moustafa Diaw, Abou Sy, Amadou Ndiako Niass, Moussa Baghayogho, Samba Moussa (Abderrahmane Sy 82’), Oumar Ly (Cheikhna Varajou 47’), Yacoub Aly Abeid, Mohamed Yalli Dellahi, Taghiyoullah Ould Denna, Boubacar Beyguily

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