CHAN 2023: Senegal Secures 1-0 Win Against Cote D’Ivoire

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Senegal secured a 1-0 victory against Cote D’Ivoire in Group B of the 2023 African Nations Championship (CHAN) tournament, courtesy of Moussa Ndiaye’s second half strike, at the 19 May 1956 Stadium in the city of Annaba in Algeria.

The Teranga Lions wasted no time in putting Cote D’Ivoire under pressure from the opening whistle, but found a resolute Cote D’Ivoire defence who stood firm against the series of attacks in the first half through Cheikh Diouf and Moussa Kante.

Cote D’Ivoire came back a much improved side in the second half, launching more attacks from the flanks and through the middle. However, a penalty was awarded to Senegal in the 70th minute after a handball by Siahoune Abdoul. Cote D’Ivoire goalkeeper Charles Ayayi guessed the right direction and saved Lamine Camara’s spot kick.

The deadlock was eventually broken in the 73rd minute after Camara’s well taken free kick from the edge of the box rebounded off the woodwork.

The ball then fell in the path of substitute Moussa Ndiaye, who comfortably slotted home the goal, which had to be reviewed by VAR.

Senegal players celebrates against Cote D’Ivoire after VAR awards goal after review.

The goal stood after the VAR review, giving Senegal a 1-0 lead in the encounter. However, the match finished 1-0 as Ndiaye’s second half strike secured all 3 points for Senegal.

The result meant Senegal top the group with three points ahead of DR Congo and Uganda, who both have a point following their 0-0 stalemate, while Cote D’Ivoire find themselves at the bottom of the group.

CHAN results

Ethiopia 0 – 0 Mozambique

DR Congo 0 – 0 Uganda

Cote D’Ivoire 0 – 1 Senegal


CAF/Chidi Nwoke.

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