🦁 Sadio Mane goal sends Senegal through to Africa Cup of Nations finals
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🦁 Sadio Mane goal sends Senegal through to Africa Cup of Nations finals

Senegal have become the first country to book a place in next year's  Africa Cup of Nations, following their 1-0 win over Guinea Bissau on Sunday evening. 

Liverpool forward Sadio Mane scored the all-important goal that ensured they preserved their 100 percent record in the qualifiers, sending them to Cameroon. 

The win saw the Lions of Teranka move to the top of Group I with 12 points, six ahead of second-placed Congo, and nine ahead of Guinea Bissau in third place.

This means they are guaranteed a top-two spot, therefore punching their ticket for next year's showpiece. 

In another match of the day, Kenya's hopes of making it to next year's finals were dented, after they fell 2-1 away to minnows Comoros. 

Kenya needed at least a draw to keep alive their hopes but were undone by El Fardou Ben and Faiz Mattoir's strikes, with Cliff Nyakeya grabbing their consolation. 

They now have to win against Togo and Egypt if they are to play in their second successive Africa Cup of Nations tournament. 

Elsewhere, Naby Keita scored Guinea's lone goal as they settled to a 1-1 draw away to Chad. 

The draw though kept them atop their group, and are on course to qualifying for next year's tournament. 

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