Sports Information of Friday, 5 July 2019
A solitary first-half strike from Liverpool attacker Sadio Mane assisted the Teranga Lions of Senegal to defeat the Cranes of Uganda to deliver them into the quarterfinals of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) event.
Senegal who has been tagged as one of the favorites to earn this year’s continental showpiece confronted off with Uganda at the Cairo Worldwide Stadium on Friday, July 4, 2019, for a single of the 8 spherical of 16 matches next the conclusion of the team stage of the tournament.
An even first half face experienced loads of attacking play to entertain followers at the stadium and those people who viewed from their houses from all in excess of the African Continent.
Obtaining shown attacking promise in the early minutes of the video game, Uganda fell behind courtesy a elegant finish from Senegal’s talisman Sadio Mane. The 2019 UEFA Champions League winner latched onto a by means of ball and raced into the 18-garden box of the Cranes prior to firing his shot past the Dennis Onyango.
Uganda risk male Emmanuel Okwi merged with other minutes on various occasions to consider and find the equalizer that will draw them stage but could not find a way as referee Mustapha Ghorbal whistled to conclusion the very first fifty percent.
A pulsating second 50 percent experience observed Uganda piling tension on Senegal but their assault was often thwarted. 15 minutes into the next half, Mane could have elevated the guide for his facet from the penalty spot but his kick was saved by the large diving figure of Dennis Onyango.
All initiatives from the Uganda to get again into the recreation proved futile with the match at some point ending 1- in favour of Senegal.
Coach Aliou Cisse and his lads have effectively qualified for the previous 8 phase of the prestigious tournament. They be part of Benin who previously defeat North African giants Morocco 4-1 right after the penalty shootout.