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Africa Cup of Nations Update: Zimbabwe Eliminated, Senegal Finish Top.

Update on the Africa Cup of Nations: Zimbabwe has been eliminated, and Senegal has won the tournament.

Defending champion Senegal has earned top spot in Group B of the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations in 2021 after playing to a goalless draw against Malawi on Tuesday.

The Teranga Lions were able to rely on their outstanding goalkeeper Edouard Mendy as well as their captain and defender Kalidou Koulibaly, who had both recovered from Covid-19 injuries.

However, crucial players like as Gerald Phiri Junior, Robin Ngalande, and Richard Mbulu did not make the starting lineup against Zimbabwe, despite the fact that he scored two goals in the previous match against Zimbabwe.

Although Aliou Cisse's team put in a valiant effort to find the opening goal, they were denied by the Flames, who had a penalty handed to them reversed late in the game by the Video Assistant Referee (VAR).

The game ended in a stalemate, with Senegal emerging as Group B champions and the Flames in third place, with qualification to the last 16 as one of the four best third-place finishers in sight.

Zimbabwe defeated Guinea 2-1.

In their final match of Group B, Zimbabwe came out on top 2-1 against Guinea, who finished as runners-up behind Group A winners Senegal and qualified for the last 16 of the tournament.

After losing their first two matches of the tournament, the Warriors turned to the tried and true in Knowledge Musona and Kudakwashe Mahachi, while Guinea unleashed star man Naby Keita on the world stage.

Following goals from Musona and Mahachi late in the first stanza of the encounter, Norman Mapeza's men were in a relaxed mood at the halfway break.

The Sily National attempted to mount a comeback in the waning minutes of the game through Keita, but it was unable to complete the comeback and the game ended 2-1 in favor of the Warriors.



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