Africa Cup of Nations holders Senegal are into the round of 16 of this year’s competition following a 3-1 win over Cameroon. Ismaila Sarr’s deflected strike put them ahead before Habib Diallo doubled their lead after the half-time break. Jean-Charles Castelletto pulled one back for Cameroon but Sadio Mane sealed the win in the dying moments of the match.
Samuel Eto’o, president of the Cameroonian Football Federation, cut a frustrated figure in the stands as the supporters inside the Charles Konan Banny Stadium jeered the players. There is still time to turn their predicament around – they will likely need to beat Gambia on Tuesday – but the signs suggest these are troubling times for the African heavyweights.
MAN OF THE MATCH – ISMAILA SARR (SENEGAL)