Senegal confirm AFCON qualification

Senegal confirm AFCON qualification
Sadio Mane of Senegal clears ball from Madjid Bouguerra of Algeria during the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations football match between Algeria and Senegal at Malabo Stadium, Malabo, Equatorial Guinea on 27 January 2015

by Staff Reporter

Saturday Jun 04, 2016. 17:09

Senegal have mathematically confirmed their qualification for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations finals after claiming a 2-0 away win over Burundi on Saturday.

The Teranga Lions were already all but certain of a place in the Gabon tournament thanks to four successive wins in Group K, but they made absolutely sure with a victory at the Prince Louis Rwagasore Stadium in Bujumbura.

Southampton attacker Sadio Mane put the West Africans ahead in the 16th minute, and their advantage was doubled a few minutes before by the break by Stoke City’s Mame Biram Diouf.

The Ternaga Lions were able to hang onto their lead in the second half and settled for a 2-0 victory – a fifth straight win in the group for Alious Cisse’s side.

Senegal will wrap up their qualification campaign with their final match at home to Namibia in September, while Burundi will be away to Niger.

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