AFRICA CUP.  Senegal and Guinea do not score, Amallah helps Morocco to place in eighth finals

Senegal, one of the title favorites with superstar Sadio Mane, and Guinea both had won their opening group B match 1-0 on Monday, against Zimbabwe and Malawi respectively. The two countries meet at 5 p.m.

For Guinea, Ibrahima Cissé (Seraing) played the entire match. Mory Konaté (STVV) came on in the 78th minute.

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Amallah helps Morocco to place in eighth finals

Morocco defeated the Comoros 2-0 on Friday in the group stage of the Africa Cup. It is therefore the second country to be sure of a place in the eighth finals, after Cameroon also qualified on Thursday.

Standard midfielder Selim Amallah (16.) quickly gave Morocco, where Tarik Tissoudali (AA Gent) was also in the starting lineup, the lead. In the final, Zakaria Aboukhlal (88.) made it 2-0. In the Comoros, Faïz Selemani (Kortrijk) was the basic player. Morocco counts six out of six in group C and can no longer miss the eighth finals. Gabon has three points, Ghana and the Comoros are scoreless.

In group B, Malawi won 2-1 against Zimbabwe. Ishmael Wadi (38.) had given the Zimbabweans the lead, but Gabadinho Mhango (43. and 58.) gave Malawi the victory with two goals. Senegal and Guinea each have four points in group B, Malawi has three. Zimbabwe is scoreless.

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Gabon takes big step to eighth finals

Gabon and Ghana drew 1-1 on Friday evening in the group stage of the Africa Cup. Gabon is taking a big step towards the eighth finals, but it does have three players who contracted a heart defect after a corona infection, including star player Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

It was expected that Aubameyang, like teammates Axel Meyé and Mario Lemina, would return from quarantine for the game against Ghana, but according to the medical committee of the Gabonese Football Association, the three players have been diagnosed with a heart defect. Earlier in the day, Bayern Munich announced that Alphonso Davies also suffers from an inflamed heart muscle after a recent corona infection.

Without his three players with heart problems, Gabon quickly fell behind. Andre Ayew (18.) gave Ghana the lead, but in the end Jim Allevinah (88.) equalized. Joseph Paintsil (Racing Genk) came in for Ghana. Morocco remains group leader with six points, but Gabon is second with four points. Ghana has one point, the Comoros zero.

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