Thursday, January 19, 2017

African Nations Cup: Senegal Blanks Zimbabwe, Advance To Quarterfinals; Tunisia Top Desert Foxes

Two Group B contests (both at Franceville Stadium in Franceville, Gabon) were played on Thursday in the African Nations Cup.

In the opener, Naim Sliti provided the game winner with his successfully-executed penalty kick in the 60th minute as Tunisia defeated Algeria 2-1.

In the nightcap, Sadio Mane (9') and Henri Saivet (13') each scored once as Senegal became the first team to advance to the quarterfinal round after blanking Zimbabwe 2-0.

Group B Standings:

1.x-Senegal (GP: 2; GD: +4; PTS: 6)
2.   Tunisia (GP: 2; GD: -1; PTS: 3)
3.   Algeria (GP: 2; GD: -1; PTS: 1)
4.   Zimbabwe (GP: 2; GD: -2; PTS: 1)

x-Clinched berth in quarterfinal round

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