The final standings in Group B will be decided in the last round of games, when Senegal face Malawi, as rock bottom Zimbabwe challenge Guinea
The Teranga Lions of Senegal and the Syli National of Guinea will battle for the top spot of Group B during their last games on Tuesday.
The two teams could not be separated last Friday, January 15 during their clash at the Kouekong stadium as they separated on a goalless draw.
The main talking point of the game was another Naby Keita’s master class performance in the middle of the park; a display that won the Guinean Captain his second consecutive Man of the Match award.
The last day of play will be decisive in determining which teams progress from group B, into the round of 16. Senegal and Guinea have four points each, and the fact that the two sides have met already, put them in an advantage position to sail through.
Senegal will host the flames of Malawi at the Bafoussam Omnisport stadium, with Sadio Mane and his mates keen on finishing top of the group, so as to avoid moving out of Bafoussam for their round of 16 game. This will mean the Teranga lions winning by a better goal margin, so as to avoid any upset from the other group game between Guinea and Zimbabwe.
"We Are Here To Go As Far As Possible”, Kaba Diawara, Coach, Syli National of Guinea
"For the moment, we have played two games and have four points. Against Senegal, it was a real test against probably the best team in the continent. My team played well, but we still have one game against Zimbabwe. If we go through to the next round, we will see who will be our next opponents. We are working and we're progressing match after match. We have to try and recover the injured players and also see what is happening at the level of COVID-19, so that we could lineup the best possible team against Zimbabwe.”
“We Are Not Underestimating Any Team”, Aliou Cissé, Coach, Teranga Lions Of Senegal.
"We are living in moments which are a bit complicated, but I think generally what was important was to qualify for the eighth final. Now we have to rest and prepare well for the game against Malawi, hoping to recuperate all our players. We are not underestimating any team. We know that all matches will be difficult; every game we have to fight."