Champions Teranga Lions of Senegal made light work of Gambia in their opening Group C fixture with a comfortable 3-0 win.
A brace from Lamine Camara and a solitary strike from Pape Gueye secured the win for Senegal.
Gambia had a player sent off deep into first half stoppage time.
Star player Sadio Mane provided the assist for Senegal’s opener.
The former Liverpool star set up Gueye to put Senegal 1-0 up in the 4th minute.
Gambia were reduced to 10 men after Ebou Adams was shown a straight red card in the eight minute of first half added time.
In the 52nd minute Camara doubled Senegal’s lead before getting on the score sheet again with four minutes left to add the third goal.
The other game in the group will see the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon battle Guinea later on Monday.
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