Senegal, Guinea battle to barren draw

Guinea's midfielder Ilaix Moriba Kourouma (left) vies for the ball with Senegal's forward Mame Thiam

Guinea's midfielder Ilaix Moriba Kourouma (left) vies for the ball with Senegal's forward Mame Thiam during their Group 'B' Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) 2021 match at Stade de Kouekong in Bafoussam on January 14, 2022.
 

Photo credit: Pius Utomi Ekpei | AFP

What you need to know:

  • Scoring chances were few in the afternoon heat of Bafoussam with Senegal the more wasteful side in a showdown between nations expected to occupy the top two positions in the final standings
  • Guinea and Senegal will go into the final round of group matches on Tuesday sharing the lead with four points each, and goal difference could determine who finishes first
  • Reigning African Footballer of the Year Mane had few opportunities to make an impact and teammate Bouna Sarr squandered a chance off a close-range free-kick by firing into the defensive wall

Bafoussam, Cameroon

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