The two neighboring teams, Senegal and Guinea, took a big step towards the last eight, by drawing negatively in the West African derby today at the “Quekong Stadium” in Bafoussam in the second round of Group B competitions in the African Nations Cup finals.
The two teams strengthened their position at the top of the group with four points each, after Senegal beat Liverpool striker Sadio Mane to Zimbabwe, and his English teammate, Guinea, Naby Keita, beat Malawi with a score of 1-0. Later, in the same group, Malawi plays with Zimbabwe on the same stadium. The two teams shared control of the two halves of the match. Guinea was the best in the first half and Senegal in the second, without either of them scoring.
Senegal continued to suffer from prominent absences in its ranks due to the “Covid-19” virus, after 11 players missed the first match, the “Teranga Lions” were deprived of the services of 10 players, most notably the four-man Naples defense pole, Khalido Coulibaly, Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy and the Paris midfielder. Saint-Germain Idrissa Guy and AC Milan defender Fode Balde Toure, along with the injured Watford winger Ismaila Sarr.
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