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Senegal cruises to meet Burkina Faso in semis for West African derby

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Senegal VS Equatoriale Guinea, AFCON2021. Photo Credit: Cafonline
Senegal has cruised to the semi-finals where they would meet Burkina Faso for a West African derby.

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Senegal has cruised to the semi-finals where they would meet Burkina Faso for a West African derby.

Senegal dumped Equatorial Guinea 3-1 to pick the last semi-final ticket during a game of the 33rd edition of the TotalEgergies Africa Cup of Nations played at the Amadou Ahidjo Stadium.

The game picked steam at the 28 the minutes with Famara Deihiou connected Liverpool Sadio Mane’s shot to for a goal. Equatorial Guinea responded in the second half through Jannick Buyla Sam, but their joy was short-lived.  Aliou Cisse’s substitution paid off when Crystal Palace midfielder, Kouyate jumped on the mistakes of the opponent to increase tally for the Teranga Lions.

Ismalia Sarr hit the nail hard on Equator Guineans as they crashed out of the quarter finals with 3-1 defeat. Senegal joins Egypt, Burkina Faso, and Cameroon for the semi-finals billed for the Amadou Ahidjo and Olembe Stadiums.

The closest Senegal came to the trophy since 2002 was in 2019 when the team reached the finals and lost to the second place.  Senegal looks good to meet Burkina Faso in a West African regional derby on Wednesday, February 2.

Senegal beat Zimbabwe 1-0 before drawing level 0-0 Guinea with and Malawi for group to step out of the stage. So far, Senegal have conceded only one goal and look set to meet Burkina Faso in the semi-finals.

The stallions went on a full time 1-1 draw with Gabon before separating on penalties 7-6. Burkina Faso sent Tunisia home 1-0 and look ready for the Semis.

Both teams are yet to win their first trophy and would battle it out for a win.

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