Still disappointing Senegal ingloriously secured first place in their group after another 0-0 draw against Malawi, followed by equally disappointing Guinea on Tuesday at the African Cup of Nations (CAN). Only one goal, from a penalty, in three games, was therefore enough for the Senegalese to qualify and stay in Bafoussam for its round of 16 on January 25, against a third in the group.
Malawi, with 4 points, can hope to move into the top four third places and qualify for the first time in their history for the knockout stage. But Senegal was hot! He could have conceded a penalty for a collision between Bouna Sarr and Gomezgani Chirwa (75th), but the referee changed his mind after going to see the video, much to the dismay of the Malawians.
A penalty judged by the VAR
The Lions still stalled for 90 minutes, beating Zimbabwe with a last-second penalty from Sadio Mané and a goalless draw against Guinea. Very imprecise technically, they were even threatened by the “Flames” before taking over physically in the last half hour, but without scoring. Big favorite of this tournament, Senegal does not at all look like an African champion.