It’s over in Bamako! Senegal will be at the next CHAN in Algeria. The local Lions beat the local Syli on penalties this afternoon at the Modibo Keïta stadium (3-5).
the Senegal find it CHAN ! Long wait of several years, the local Lions finally break “the Guinean sign”. Yet it was Guinea who opened the scoring after a minute of play on an achievement by Ousmane Dramé. Boosted by this goal, the dominant Guineans push to add to the score, but the Senegalese players managed to contain the assaults of their opponents. The score will stay that way until the locker room returns.
At the resumption of the second half, the local Syli continues at the same pace as in the first period. Ousmane Dramé’s teammates are multiplying the opportunities, without making them happen.
The Senegalese wake up at the end of the game with a few shots on target, but pushed back by the Guinean goalkeeper.
The score will stay that way until the end of regulation time. The two teams go directly to the penalty shootout stage to decide. The first leg in Dakar Senegal won by a goal to nil.
It is the Guineans who shoot first, they manage to score. The Senegalese respond immediately by putting their first shot at the bottom of the cages. Alioune Badara Faty the Senegalese goalkeeper manages to stop a Guinean shot, before scoring the last winning penalty.
Senegal thus breaks a long curse against Guinea in the CHAN qualifiers. The foals of coach Pape Thiaw qualify for the next CHAN 2023, planned in Algeria, eleven years after their last participation.