Saturday Jul 22, 2017. 21:26
Senegal thrashed Sierra Leone 3-1 in the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifier Zone West A second-leg match at the Stade Demba Diop in Dakar on Saturday.
As a result, the Lions of Teranga won 4-2 on aggregate and they will face Guinea in the next round, while the Scorpians bowed out of the qualifying campaign.
It took only four minutes for Amadou Ndiaye to make it 1-0 to Senegal much to the delight of the home crowd.
However, the visitors then pushed forward - pressing the Lions of Teranga as they looked to level matters.
Nathaniel Fullah managed to make it 1-1 for Sierra Leone as visitors grabbed the goal they had been looking for.
The score was 1-1 between Senegal and Sierra Leone during the half-time.
Alhassan Dior made it 2-1 to Senegal a few minutes into the second-half as the Lions of Teranga restored their lead.
The Lions of Teranga continued their dominance as the Scorpians struggled to contain them.
Daouda Dieme also put his name on the scoresheet for Senegal as he made it 3-1 five minutes after the hour-mark.
Senegal held on to their two-goal lead in the closing stages of the encounter and they ran out 3-1 winners.