AFCON 2023: Defending champions, Senegal wins

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Edwin  - CEO January 15, 2024
Updated 2024/01/15 at 6:09 PM
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 Teranga Lions roar to victory in TotalEnergies CAF AFCON opener

 

 

Reigning champions of the TotalEnergies CAF Africa Cup of Nations, Senegal opened their title defense campaign with an emphatic 3-0 win over The Gambia at Yamoussoukro’s Stade Charles Konan Banny, thanks to a Pape Gueye early strike that was accompanied by a Lamine Camara second-half brace.

 

The Scorpions, who were quarter-finalists in the last edition, were outclassed by the reigning champions, who dismantled them with the early goal by Gueye following a Sadio Mane assist.

 

The Gambia tried re-grouping and fighting their way back into the match but were met by a resolute and disciplined Senegalese defense.

 

Things got worse for the scorpions when Ebrima Adams was sent off for an early shower after a vicious tackle on the young Lamine Camara just before the break.

 

Returning from recess, the reigning champions continued their dominance, giving the Scorpions, who were a man down, zero chances of a comeback.

 

A brace by the young sensation Camara, which included a peach of a strike from the edge of the box that found its way into the top corner, saw the Lions of Teranga roar into a 3-0 victory to go top of Group C and send a clear message of intent to their opponents.

 

Next for the defending champions is a mouth-watering tie against the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon on Friday, 19 January.

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