Senegal and Morocco will win against Namibia and Guinea-Bissau on Saturday 9 October. Téranga Lions wins 4-1 while Atlas Lions wins 3-0.
With ease, Senegal signs a third success in a row in Thiès against Namibia. Africa’s vice-champions did not have to wait very long before they opened the scoring thanks to Parisian Idrissa Gueye who sends the ball from the right into the small net (10th). Two minutes earlier, Ismaila Sarr touched the right post.
At half-hour, Famara Diedhiou tries to double the effort, but his shot is not on target. Heading, the former Sochaux player, was finally realized in the 38th minute. Just before the break, without success, Sadio Mané also touched the post (45th) and barely missed his 25th goal in the election. The Liverpool player still found the net in the second half (55th). Namibia, who reduced the score with Joslin Kamatuka (77th), was awarded a fourth goal by Keita Bladé.
Bouna Sarr’s debut At the age of 29, Bouna Sarr made his debut with Lions de la Téranga, who, however, insisted on wearing the Blues jersey a few years ago. Bouna Sarr can certainly participate in the next CAN in Cameroon in January, but he can also hope to meet in Qatar 2022 for the World Cup as Aliou Cissé’s men seem to be well on their way to retaining first place in Group H. From next Tuesday, Senegal can validate their qualification for the playoffs against Namibia on neutral ground in South Africa.
Three days after largely beating Guinea-Bissau (5-0), Vahid Halilhodzic’s men faced the same opponent, still in Morocco, due to a lack of an approved stadium in Bissau. The atlas lion is also approaching ponds. Just like the Senegalese, the Moroccans do very quickly with Ayoub El Kaabi in the 10th minute. They score a second goal, still in the first period, signed Aymen Barkok (20th). Ayoub El Kaabi offers a double after a poor pass behind Guinea-Bissau (70th).
Decimated by food poisoning the day before the first stage, Djurtus did not have the opportunity to take revenge.