Senegal too hot for Zimbabwe

Senegal became the first team qualify for the knockout stage of the tournament, their first since 2006, after a 2-0 win over Zimbabwe in their Group B Day Two clash on Thursday in Franceville.

Sadio Mane and Henri Saivet each scored in the first half to ensure the Teranga Lions made it two wins out of two, and maintain their status as the only side with a 100 per cent record at the tournament so far.

It is the first time since 2006 that Senegal has gone past the group stage after disastrous outings is in 2008, 2012 and 2015.

The West Africans were by far the better side, clearly outplaying a Zimbabwean side that showed so much promise in their opening match against Algeria last Sunday. It was a disappointing performance from the Southern Africans whose efforts were neutralized by the Senegalese in every department.

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