• Sports - Football - Gossips
  • Updated: March 29, 2023

AFCON 2023 Qualifiers: Senegal Secure Spot With 1-0 Win Over Mozambique

AFCON 2023 Qualifiers: Senegal Secure Spot With 1-0 Win Over


Senegal has become the third team to qualify for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations after defeating Mozambique 1-0 at the Estadio do Zimpeto in Maputo.

Boulaye Dia's goal in the first half made the difference between the two nations on matchday 4 as Aliou Cisse's side made it four wins from four in Group L, going eight points clear of the Mambas.

The reigning AFCON champions dominated the possession stakes in the first half and created more chances while restricting the hosts to just two of their own.

Mozambique was hoping to put up a better performance on home soil after suffering a 5-1 defeat in the away leg four days ago. On the other hand, the Lions of Teranga were determined to maintain their 100% record in qualifying.

The hosts tested Alfred Gomis early on, with Domingos striking from range on seven minutes, but Senegal quickly responded with Sadio Mane being denied by Ivane after he was picked out inside the box by Iliman Ndiaye.

Senegal continued to push forward, with Pape Sarr going close with a header that he directed just wide of the left post on 14 minutes from Ndiaye's cross. The opening goal finally arrived four minutes later, with Boulaye Dia getting on the scoresheet. Despite their lead, Senegal didn't let up, creating five chances in the first half.

The win confirms Senegal's qualification for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, joining Ghana and Comoros as the other two teams to have already qualified. Senegal's Aliou Cisse was pleased with the team's performance and qualification, saying "We played well, got the win, and qualified for the AFCON.

Related Topics

Join our Telegram platform to get news update Join Now
Oladimeji Balogun
Oladimeji Balogun

Oladimeji Balogun is a graduate of the University of Ilorin where he studied Microbiology, he is a w...

More From this Author

African Cup of Nations 2021/2022 TABLE

African Cup of Nations
No Teams P Pts
1 Cameroon 3 7
2 Cape Verde 3 4
3 Burkina Faso 3 4
4 Ethiopia 3 1
No Teams P Pts
1 Senegal 3 5
2 Malawi 3 4
3 Guinea 3 4
4 Zimbabwe 3 3
No Teams P Pts
1 Morocco 3 7
2 Gabon 3 5
3 Comoros 3 3
4 Black Stars 3 1
No Teams P Pts
1 Super Eagles 3 9
2 Egypt 3 6
3 Guinea-Bissau 3 1
4 Sudan 3 1
No Teams P Pts
1 Mali 3 7
2 Gambia 3 7
3 Tunisia 3 3
4 Mauritania 3 0
Full Table



The Senegal national football team knew as "the Lions of Teranga" represents Senegal in men's international football. It is Controll...

See Profile

0 Comment(s)


See this post in...