Defending champions Senegal showcased their prowess in the Africa Cup of Nations, securing a convincing 3-0 victory over 10-man Gambia in Group C. The Teranga Lions started strong, with Pape Gueye finding the net just four minutes into the game after a precise setup by Sadio Mane.
Gambia faced an uphill battle when Cardiff City midfielder Ebou Adams received a red card for an off-the-ball challenge just before halftime. Senegal capitalized on the numerical advantage, as Ismaila Sarr set up Lamine Camara, who expertly timed his run to score with a low shot, doubling Senegal’s lead.
Camara, the standout player of the match, sealed the victory with a spectacular goal in the closing minutes. Iliman Ndiaye’s skillful play set up Camara, who unleashed a rocket from outside the box into the top corner, adding a touch of brilliance to the early stages of the tournament.
In other Group C action, Cameroon drew 1-1 with Guinea, providing Senegal with early control of the group. The holders will face Cameroon in their next match, aiming to maintain their impressive form and solidify their position in the competition.