Gueye Goal Sends Senegal To Semis


Senegal are the first team to qualify for this year’s AFCON. A second-half strike from Everton FC midfielder Iddirsa Gana Gueye was enough to see off Benin.

VAR for Senegal – Guinea

It was a historic day in the AFCON as the Video Assistant Referee was used for the first time in the competition.

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The Terenga Lions have not produced the fine performances people expected of them but they have so far done the needful – scoring goals and winning games.

Senegal vrs Benin
Heated Exchanges. Credit: CAF Online

Benin focused on keeping out the opposition in the first half, but Senegal did get in behind a couple of times shortly before half-time.

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Mane was denied a goal by VAR four minutes later – the first use of the technology in the tournament – and he then had an attempt kept off the line by Emmanuel Imorou.

Verdon got the marching orders for bringing down Gueye in the 82nd minute as Benin’s first quarter-final appearance ended in defeat.

Senegal's Koulibaly
Koulibaly in action. Credit: CAF Online
Fact About Senegal

Senegal have reached the semi-final stage for the first time since 2006 – when #AFCON was hosted by Egypt as well.

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