AFCON: Senegal defeats Tunisia 2-0

Senegal's Sadio Mane converted a 10th minute penalty to send it on its way to a 2-0 victory over Tunisia and top place in Group C at the Africa Cup of Nations on Sunday.

Sadio Mane scored Senegal's first goal off a penalty.   -  AP (File Photo)

Senegal's Sadio Mane converted a 10th minute penalty to send it on its way to a 2-0 victory over Tunisia and top place in Group C at the Africa Cup of Nations on Sunday.

Centre back Kara Mbodji scored the second goal on the half-hour as Senegal became the first team to register a win at the tournament after the first three games all ended in draws.

But the victory was far from convincing as Tunisia missed several chances, notably in a dominant second-half performance. Earlier at the Stade de Franceville, the opening match in Group B between Algeria and Zimbabwe > ended in a 2-2 draw.

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