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Sadio Mane scored twice as Senegal eased to a Group C victory over Kenya and booked their place in the last 16 of the Africa Cup of Nations.

 

The Liverpool forward had a first-half penalty saved by Kenya keeper Patrick Matasi, before adding to Ismaila Sarr's volley with a placed effort.Mane then converted a second spot-kick after Philemon Otieno was sent off for a dangerous tackle on Sarr late on.

 

Kenya could still qualify as one of the best four third-placed teams, depending on the results in the final games in Group E and F.

 

It all came good in the end for Senegal after a poor first half. Their display in the second period, led by Mane, was a fine way to answer the pre-match accusation by Kenya head coach Sebastien Migne that they lacked mental strength.

 

As for Kenya, they were never in control and rarely threatened - and now have to wait for 24 hours to see if they'll be staying in Egypt for the last 16.

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eurosport.co.uk

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