AFCON 2021: Cisse impressed with Senegal’s performance against Equatorial Guinea

Senegal national team head coach Aliou Cisse was left impressed by his side’s performance during their 3-1 victory against Equatorial Guinea.

Senegal’s Lions of Teranga have booked a place in the semi-final stage at the on-going TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations 2021.

Coach Aliou Cissé’s side defeated Equatorial Guinea in the last quarter final match played this evening at the Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium in Yaounde, Cameroon.

Famara Diedhiou, Cheikhou Kouyaté and Ismaïla Sarr netted the goals for Senegal, while Jannick Buyla Sam scored for the Nzalang Nacional of Equatorial Guinea.

According to Cisse, Senegal entered the game with a mentality of scoring three goals.

“We played a hard-fought game against a good Equatorial Guinean team. We had the mentality to score three goals. We must congratulate the opposing team who were technically capable of creating problems for us,” Cisse said.

“We must remember a good victory tonight, synonymous with qualifying for the semi-finals. We have had a very difficult start to our preparations, but we worked well afterwards and today we are gaining momentum.”

“We must not get carried away because against Burkina Faso, it will be a big battle,” he added.

The Teranga Lions of Senegal will now face Burkina Faso in the semi-final stage on February 2nd as they target their maiden title having only finished runners-up in 2002 and 2019.

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