Among other of yesterday’s Group B Africa Cup of Nations football results, Guinea held Senegal to a 0-0 draw. After their dismal football scores against Zimbabwe, pre-tournament favourites Senegal failed to impress again, in yet another AFCON football match. And this result on Friday has all but ensured both teams’ progress to the knockout stages.
Africa Cup of Nations Football Results – Guinea Held Senegal to a 0-0
Senegal captain Sadio Mane had a chance from a close-range free kick early in the game at the Kouekong Stadium. But he only managed to strike the wall with his effort.
Actually, his Liverpool teammate Naby Keita, Guinea’s star, largely overshadowed Mane in the opening half of this fixture last night.
It was Keita, after all, who drove his team forward on frequent occasions with probing runs at the opposing defence.
It was Keita’s clever through ball that split the Senegal defence and set two Guinea strikers free on goal. Yet, Seny Dieng saved Ilaix Moriba’s initial effort and then Morgan Guilavogui also botched the rebound.
Senegal were a much better-performing outfit after the break. So much so that Bouna Sarr’s searching 52nd-minute free kick was close to delivering the first goal. And he just needed a touch to guide it in.
Four minutes later centre-back Abdou Diallo powered a header just over the crossbar from a free kick. Then, in the 67th minute Mane ran straight down the middle from the centre circle. He thus set up Sarr with a golden chance but Sarr snatched the ball wide.