Senegal win Zimbabwe 1-0 on penalty for dia first game for Afcon 2021 inside seven minutes stoppage time as both sides open Group B for Bafoussam.
Sadio Mane score for inside extra time to give im team di lead afta Kelvin Madzongwe (Zimbabwe) concede penalty with hand ball for di penalty area for inside di last minute of extra time.
Senegal bin miss plenti chances.
Di best of dem na midfielder Gana Gueye own just before before half-time but di Paris Saint-Germain star no fit control easy pass from Mane with di goal wey dey in reach.
Mane miss chance for di half wen e shoot straight give Zimbabwe goalkeeper Petros Mhari wey stop am.
Senegal come into dis tournament with aim to get first Nations Cup crown afta losing di 2019 final to Algeria but dem dey far from dia best afta only being able to name 17 players, out of a squad of 28, sake of Covid cases and injuries.
Di West Africans start di lunchtime kick-off well, with Bayern Munich Bouna Sarr wey strike a low shot just inches wide before Keita Balde also fail to hit di target wen e get di ball.
for di oda end, Knowledge Musona let fly from 20 yards only to see im fine strike go past di post as Zimbabwe, wey dey look to reach di knock-out stages for di first time, go close.
Shortly after half-time, Pape Cisse spurned a glorious chance to break the deadlock but could only steer his free header from a corner powerfully past the post with Mhari stranded.
Las-las, Senegal – Africa top-ranked side for di last three years – fail to impress against a well-organised Zimbabwe side.
Senegal bin dey without goalkeeper Edouard Mendy and defender Kalidou Koulibaly for dia opening game afta both players test positive for coronavirus.
Di Teranga Lions wey be runners-up for di 2019 edition of di tournament dey face Zimbabwe for for di Bafoussam Omnisport Staduim Kouekong.
Chelsea keeper Mendy, centre-back Koulibaly and striker Famara Diedhiou don all go into isolation.
7 Keita (E collect Yellow Card for 31mins)