AFCON: Mahrez Helps Algeria Past Kenya; Senegal Win

Riyad Mahrez led Algeria to a comfortable 2-0 victory over Kenya as they opened their Africa Cup of Nations campaign with a competent display in their Group C match on Sunday.

 

Mahrez scored the second goal just before half-time after the striker Baghdad Bounedjah had opened the scoring with a 34th minute penalty.

 

A last-minute own goal handed Morocco a narrow 1-0 victory over plucky Namibia at the Africa Cup of Nations on Sunday in an far-from-convincing start from one of the pre-tournament favourites.

 

Senegal made light of the absence of suspended forward Sadio Mané to dispatch Tanzania with a convincing 2-0 win in their opening Africa Cup of Nations match on Sunday.

 

Keita Baldé put them ahead in the first half and Krepin Diatta rifled a shot through a crowd of players for the second just after the hour to confirm Senegal’s dominance in the Group C match.

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