Follow our live coverage of the Afcon 2021 – Group G game between Senegal vs Zimbabwe at Kouekong Stadium in Bafoussam, Cameroon.


Senegal 1-0 Zimbabwe

Fulltime, Senegal snatch the victory right at the death.

90+5′ Goal!!!! Mane sends Mhari the wrong way and scores from the spot to send Senegal ahead.

90+4′ Yellow Card to Madzongwe for the hand ball inside the box.

90+4′ Very Unfortunate!! Madzongwe is adjudged to have handled inside the box and the referee blows for a penalty.

90′ Four minutes added.

89′ A well disciplined Warriors back line frustrating Senegal as they keep they at bay.

87′ Zim Sub: Tigere replaces captain Musona. Hadebe now wearing the arm band.

85′ Freekick to Zim after Wadi makes a run and is brought down by Sarr . Musona takes a low frive cross and Hadebe, who is in close range fails to connect it properly. Keeper collects the tame shot. That was a good chance there.

83′ Corner kick to Zim, cleared.

80′ Warriors seem to be content with a draw as they start to implement time management tactics.

79′ Chimwemwe throws a long ball into the box, Kadewere meets it but his header goes over.

77′ Senegal Sub: P. Guaye replaces Dia.

76′ Big Save: Senegal launches a counter attack. Kouyate makes a run before squares the ball to Mane. Mhari makes a timely interception to stop the ball the from reaching Mane.

75′ Free kick to Zim near the corner flag. Musona swings it but is cleared for a corner kick.

70 Zim Sub: Kamusoko replaces injured Benju who got a knock on his left knee.

68′ Sarr takes the free kick and crosses it into the box. A. Diallo meets it but heads over.

68′ Corner kick to Senegal, taken into the box but it’s too high for the targets. Mane chases for the ball but is fouled by Bhasere. Free kick to Senegal.

56′ Warriors enjoying space to build from back and retain more possession.

65: Senegal Sub: H. Diallo replaces Balde.

64′ Mane threads the ball to Balde who cuts it back but Mhari is well positioned to collect.

62′ Play temporarily stopped as Benyu gets medical attention.

59′ Kadewere receives the ball in the central path and makes a run before trying a shot. However, the release happens too early and from afar, the effort is saved by the keeper.

56′ Chimwemwe recieves a diagonal pass and has acres of space ahead of him. He is slow to move in and is forced wide before sending his cross out for a goalkick.

53′ Zimbabwe now resorting back to short passes. A patient build-up ends with Musona trying to short at goal but his effort is partially blocked. Kepper comes out and collects.

51′ Yellow Card to Hadebe (Zim) for an earlier challenge on opponent.

48′ Corner-kick to Senegal. Mhari comes out but misses the ball. Cisse gets a free header but the effort goes wide. That was a good chance wasted.

47′ Free kick Senegal, Balde takes it into the box but Warriors clear their lines.

46′ Zim Sub: Kadewere replaces Prince Dube.

45′ Referee blows for halftime: No additional minutes in the first half.

45′ Corner kick to Senegal, played short and Sarr hits the side netting. Mhari had that one covered.

43′ Kangwa gets a chance but the strike goes off target.

38′ Free kick to Zimbabwe from a wide area after Wadi is brought down. Musona goes for goal but the effort is collected by the keeper.

37′ Dieng releases the ball and Senegal is on counter attack. Mane is at the end of it but opts to square the ball to an unmarked Gueye, who makes a heavy first touch and Mhari thwarts the danger.

37′  Wadi intercepts a pass from Diallo in a dangerous position. He quickly turns and shoots at goal but his effort takes a deflection and Zim gets a corner kick. The set-piece is taken and keeper collects.

35′ Zimbabwe now showing intent as they start to retain a little more possession and reaching the goal area.

31′ Musona takes the freekick but the effort goes off target. Good chance wasted there.

30′ Yellow card to Balde (Senegal) for remonstrating.

30′ Corne-kick to Zimbabwe, Musona swings it in and Madzongwe is at the end of it. He plays it back to Benyu who takes a one time shot from the edge  of the box but Balde block it with his hand. Free-kick to Zim in a good position.

28′ Corner kick to  Senegal. Set-piece taken but Warriors clear their lines.

23′ Big Save!!! Mane rounds up Takwara and Benyu to get the space inside the box. He shoots on target but Mhari does well to go down quickly and saves the shot.

20′ Big chance!!! Mane releases Sarr who shoots from an acute angle. His effort, however, rolls in front of an open goal and goes out.

20′ Wadi tries to evade his marker but loses his footing. Musona picks the loose ball just outside the box and shoots at goal but the attemp goes wide.

19′ Toure gets the space as he tries his luck at goal. His shot goes wide.

15′ Senegal still dominating possession and winning several balls in the midfield. Warriors’ chances are few and far in between.

11′ Balde gets the space and tries to shoot from afar but his shot goes over.

10′ Senegal dominating the early pace as they force the Warriors back in their half.

6′ Warriors launch a counter attack. Musona gets the ball on the centre and quickly turns to start the offense. Wadi offers support from the right flank but the skipper opts to go for goal and his effort goes wide. No threat for Dieng.

4′ Senegal taking the game to Zimbabwe as they continue attacking in the opening minutes of the game.

3′ Mane receive a through ball on the edge of the box. He gets into the goal area but Madzongwe does well to block him and clears the danger.

1′ Mane sets up Sarr who shoots straight to the goal but his low long-range effort goes an inch wide. That was a huge threat there.

1′ Kick-off!!

*Zimbabwe wearing yellow home jerseys while Senegal is in all white.

Senegal XI: S. Dieng; I. Mbaye, A. Diallo, P. Cisse, F. Toure; G. Gueye, C. Kouyate, B. Sarr; K. Balde, S. Mane, B. Dia. (Formation 4-3-3)

Warriors XI: P. Mhari; O. Bhasera, G. Takwara, T. Hadebe; T. Chimwemwe K. Madzongwe, I. Wadi, K. Benyu, B. Kangwa; K. Musona (c), P. Dube. (Formation 3-5-2)