Senegal move into Afcon semi-finals

Equatorial Guinea's defender Carlos Akapo (L) fights for the ball with Senegal's forward Sadio Mane during the Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) 2021 quarter-final football match between Senegal and Equatorial Guinea at Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo in Yaounde on January 30, 2022.


Senegal overcame Equatorial Guinea to set up an Africa Cup of Nations semi-final against Burkina Faso.

Ex-Bristol City forward Famara Diedhiou put Senegal ahead with a first-time strike following Sadio Mane's pass.

Equatorial Guinea were awarded a penalty before the decision was overturned, but then equalised soon after through Jannick Buyla's low shot.

But substitute Cheikhou Kouyate volleyed Senegal ahead, with Watford's Ismaila Sarr side-footing a late third.

Sadio Mané of Senegal during Senegal versus Equatorial Guinea, African Cup of Nations, at Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium on January 30, 2022.


Senegal, who never have won the tournament, face Burkina Faso on Wednesday, before Egypt play Cameroon in the second semi-final on Thursday, with the final taking place on Sunday, 6 February.

Equatorial Guinea, 114th in Fifa's world rankings, had been hoping to cause an upset against a Senegal side ranked 20th - the highest-placed African nation.

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