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Senegal Begin Their Defense Of AFCON Title Against Gambia

Senegal Begin Their Defense Of AFCON. Reigning champions of the Africa Cup of Nations, Senegal will begin the journey of defending their title today as they take on the Gambia. The Senegalese who won their first ever trophy in 2021 are among the competition’s favorites.

Apparently, the Lions of Teranga are in Group C which is one of the trickiest. It has the 2021 AFCON semi finalists, Cameroon, Guinea and Gambia. Therefore as Aliou Cisse’s side play their opening game at the Stade Charles Konan Banny de Yamoussoukro, they will be hoping for the maximum points to avoid any early hiccups that have already exhibited themselves.

Record champions Egypt survived an early scare as they needed VAR intervention to draw with Mozambique. The South African nation led the Pharaohs into the 97th minute before Liverpool forward Mo Salah scored a penalty.

In other games, Ghana lost 2-1 to Cape Verde. Hosts Ivory Coast won 2-0 on the opening day while Nigeria drew 1-1 with Equatorial Guinea.

Furthermore, Cameroon will play Guinea in the other game while Algeria will take on Angola. Senegal Begin Their Defense Of AFCON

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