Mane Scores As Senegal Becomes First Team To Qualify For 2021 AFCON

Sadio Mane scored the winner as Senegal became the first country to qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations finals with victory away at Guinea Bissau on Sunday.

Liverpool forward Mane, who also scored last Wednesday when Senegal beat Guinea Bissau 2-0 at home, netted with eight minutes remaining to ensure the Teranga Lions maintained their 100 percent record in Group I where they are guaranteed a top-two finish and therefore a place at the finals in Cameroon in January 2022.

Senegal have 12 points from four games, six ahead of second-placed Congo and nine ahead of Guinea Bissau in third spot.

Senegal were runners-up at the last Cup of Nations tournament in Egypt in 2019, losing to Algeria’s Desert Foxes.

The top two teams in each of the 12 qualifying groups advance to the finals except in Group F where the highest finisher besides Cameroon, already in the finals as hosts but also playing in the preliminaries, goes through.