Senegal get first Win in AFCON Opener.

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Sadio Mane shoots a penalty. Picture Courtesy; Diario AS.

Liverpool Winger Sadio Mane scored a late minute penalty against Zimbabwe to open their African Cup of Nations Campaign with a win.

Zimbabwe’s Kelvin Madzongwe was penalized for handball in the fourth minute of injury time and mane stepped up to award his side the hard fought victory.

Both teams proved difficult to crack inside the opening 90minutes, despite top efforts from the Group B rivals.

Senegal played without goalkeeper Edouard Mendy and Captain Kalidou Koulibaly, who were among players ruled out for the game after testing positive for coronavirus.

Senegal take on Guinea in their next assignment as Zimbabwe face Malawi.

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