Senegal became the first country to qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations finals after a late goal from Sadio Mane secured a 1-0 victory away at Guinea Bissau on Sunday. Mane, who also scored last Wednesday when Senegal beat Guinea Bissau 2-0 at home, netted with eight minutes remaining to ensure they 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.
Mane was also on target with the opening goal, a penalty, in Senegal's 2-0 win over Guinea-Bissau in Senegal on Wednesday. Senegal lost to Algeria in the final of the last Cup of Nations in Egypt last year, extending its long wait for a first African title. The next edition in Cameroon was meant to be played next year but the 2021 African Cup was moved back to January-February 2022 because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Liverpool star Sadio Mane scored as Senegal won 1-0 in Guinea-Bissau Sunday to become the second qualifiers for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations finals after hosts Cameroon. The reigning African Footballer of the Year struck after 82 minutes against opponents reduced to 10 men by the red-carding of Jorge 'Bura' Nogueira midway through the second half in Bissau.