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Morocco and Senegal start well, Gabon and Guinea also win

by archysport

Marco, victorious 1-0 for Ghana in group C, and Senegal, who defeated Zimbabwe 1-0 in group B, successfully entered the 33rd edition of the African Cup of Nations ( CAN), Monday, in Cameroon.

In the shock of Group C, the Ghanaian striker from Genk Joseph Paintsil gave himself the best opportunity for his team. His curled shot from 20 meters forced the Moroccan goalkeeper Yassine Bounou to pull out the big game (72nd).

The only goal of the game fell 7 minutes from time when Sofiane Boufal recovered a ball that was trailing in the area to offer victory to the Atlas Lions.

The attacking midfielder of La Gantoise Tarik Tissoudali, mounted in the 78th minute, came close to second goal late in the game, but encountered a keeper save Joe Wollacott (90e+1).

Morocco of Vahid Halilhodzic, or Selim Amallah (Standard) played the whole game, racking up three precious points while confirming his defensive strength with a 12th clean sheet in the last 13 meetings, a number that drops to 15 out of 17 taking into account the Arab Cup, played by team A ‘.

In the other match of the group, the Comoros, small thumb of the competition, lost on the smallest of the gaps against Gabon (0-1). Aaron Boupendza scored the only goal of the game after 16 minutes of play.

On the next day, January 14, Morocco will challenge the Comoros (5 p.m.) and Ghana will face Gabon (8 p.m.).

In group B, Senegal, deprived of 11 players – Abdoulaye Seck (Antwerp) – on his list of 28, beat Zimbabwe 1-0 thanks to a late penalty of Sanio Mané (90e+7).

In the other meeting of the group, Guinea, with Ibrahima Cisse (Seraing) in the second half, was played 1-0 by Malawi thanks to a goal fromIssiaga Sylla (35e).

Senegal and Guinea thus share the first place (3 points) before facing each other on Friday (2 p.m.). On the same day (5 p.m.), Malawi and Zimbabwe will try to claim their first points in the competition.

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