Sporting activities News of Sunday, 23 June 2019
Midfielder Krepin Diatta’s screamer additional on to Keita Balde’s very first-half opener was enough as Senegal’s Teranga Lions commenced their hunt for a maiden Africa Cup of Nations title with a 2- win around Tanzania’s Taifa Stars at the June 30 Stadium in Cairo on Sunday evening.
Senegal were devoid of their star male Sadio Mane, who was suspended for the match.
The fixture started out with both equally teams showing no symptoms of panic in creating problems and with a lot of the possession heading to Senegal. M’baye Niang got concerned early in the activity with out earning the most of his likelihood.
The very first primary possibility for Tanzania fell to Mudathiri Yahya. He experimented with his luck from length but it did very little to difficulties Edouard Mendy.
Senegal attacked with function and observed the breakthrough in the 28th moment. A lovely group participate in ended with Gana setting up Keita Balde and the Inter Milan winger converted with aplomb from close selection.
Ismaila Sarr did discover the web for Senegal when once again in the 33rd minute, only for their celebrations to be slice shorter by a handball get in touch with on Kouyate by the referee.
Senegal got a further crack immediately after Kalidou Koulibaly shipped a cross in unfamiliar territory into the box. Niang obtained his head unto it and watched as the ball sailed over the bar.
A swift counter-attack by the Lions of Teranga gave M’Baye Niang a golden prospect to double the edge a few minutes just before fifty percent time from shut range but the tall striker guided his effort and hard work agonizingly wide.
The restart was largely the exact same as the first fifty percent with Senegal acquiring a keep of the ball and generating harmful probabilities for Tanzania.
Sarr was left one particular on a person with the Aishi Manula after the winning a duel but the goalkeeper was equal to it.
Senegal doubled their gain in the 64th-moment courtesy Diatta, who latched on to a unsuccessful clearance and strike a fierce shot into the internet.
The direct could have been a few times afterwards just after a outstanding counter-attack by Aliou Cisse’s facet set up M’baye Niang but he once all over again failed to use the finishing touch.
Aliou Cisse will be delighted with his team’s final result and with Sadio Mane coming back again for the up coming activity, they will offer a greater threat for other teams.