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First WAFCON match win for Senegal after spanking Uganda’s Crested Cranes

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 First WAFCON match win for Senegal after spanking Uganda s Crested Cranes
First WAFCON match win for Senegal after spanking Uganda’s Crested Cranes

1 Senegal achieved a major milestone on Sunday when they beat Uganda 2-0 in a Group A match at the 2022 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations (WAFCON) in Rabat, Morocco.

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2 The win helped the Teranga Lionesses to record their first ever win in the history of the competition.

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3 Diakhaté Ndeye opened scoring for the Senegalese team with a penalty kick in the 39th minute after Tunisian referee Dorsaf Ganouati had spotted a foul on 16-year-old striker Hapsatou Diallo.

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4 Uganda could have equalised a few minutes later through Kazakhstan-based striker Fauzia Najjema, but Lionesses goalkeeper Tenning Sene brilliantly denied Najjema and the Cranes.

5 Pre-match favourites Uganda laid siege to the Senegal goal, but somehow Senegal retained their 1-0 lead at half-time.

6 Senegal doubled their lead through Nguenar Ndiaye five minutes after the break.

7 She finished clinically after being put through by the young rising star of Senegalese football, Hapsatou Diallo.

8 The goal was a huge blow to the Crested Cranes, who desperately tried to get back in the game but to no avail.

9 Lionesses goalkeeper Sene, may have been a peripheral figure for Senegal in the build-up to the tournament, but she grabbed her chance brilliantly to be named “Woman of the Match”.

10 The 2-0 win gives Senegal top spot in Group A, as they leapfrog Morocco, who they join on three points.

11 Group A Standings

12 Team                                    P    W    D    L    GF    GA    GD     Pts

13 Senegal                                1      1     0     0     2      0       +2     3

14 Morocco                               1      1     0      0     1      0        +1      3

15 Burkina Faso                         1      0    0      1      0      1         -1      0

16 Uganda                                 1        0    0      1      0      2         -2     0

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