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Egypt, Senegal qualify for Cup of Nations

Egypt, Senegal and Algeria qualify for 2017 AFCON.PHOTO/getty images.

Egypt, Senegal and Algeria qualify for 2017 AFCON.PHOTO/getty images.

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, June 4 – Egypt and Senegal qualified Saturday for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon after 2-0 away victories over Tanzania and Burundi respectively.

Roma striker Mohamed Salah scored during each half for the Egyptian Pharaohs in Dar es Salaam.

The Egyptians are back in the biennial African football showcase after failing to qualify for the last three tournaments having won the previous three.

English Premier League pair Sadio Mane of Southampton and Mame Biram Diouf of Stoke City were the scorers for the Senegalese Teranga Lions.

Senegal are seeking a first Cup of Nations title after coming closest in 2002 when they lost the final against Cameroon after a penalty shootout.

Egypt topped the Group G table with 10 points from a possible 12 — the points they dropped were away to Nigeria in a 1-1 draw.

Nigeria have two points and Tanzania one ahead of a September clash in West Africa to decide who finishes second.

Cash-strapped Chad withdrew halfway through the competition having lost to each of their three rivals.

Senegal are the only country with a perfect record — the Group K victory over Burundi in Bujumbura was the fifth in a row in a section completed by Namibia and Niger.

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Salah curled a free-kick round a wall and past goalkeeper Deogratius Munish to put Egypt ahead as half-time approached.

He picked up an Abdallah El Said pass and held off a defender to double the lead midway through the second half.

Mane rounded the Burundi goalkeeper and calmly stroked the ball into the net to give Senegal an early lead.

Diouf scored late in the opening half, firing home from close range after a free-kick was not cleared.

A further 10 qualifiers are scheduled for later Saturday.

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  1. Gabby

    April 16, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    Now we see why Kalonzo wants to be back come what may – that amount is not bad in supplementation to his ‘other’ sources maybe from business……

  2. Mazzdark

    April 16, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    I didn’t vote for him but have a good feeling about this guy

  3. Evans_Mbugua

    April 16, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    My President tell them…

  4. Batiany Ole Kenya

    April 16, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    With the admission that the wage bill is this high, i do not expect to see Uhuru and Ruto flying round the world to pose for photos at Waldorf Astoria and blowing 350k a night like some people were doing not so long ago. Infact, the earliest that Uhuru should leave this country to go to the west is January next year. Secondly we dont need 2 reps in the U.S, recall Odembo or Railas sister in law. Thirdly, close some high commissions such as Qatar and Bahrain, ni za nini. Collapse them and outsource visas to dubai.

    • Gabby

      April 17, 2013 at 8:32 am

      The only take away from your post is: ‘like some people were doing’ – Say RAO! That guy when asked why the more expensive choice for hotel and NOT one cheaper a few metres away during a Washington trip, retorted; he is the PM so that’s the standard he needs to be at. Amazing……..

      • mig74

        April 17, 2013 at 12:43 pm

        you have said nothing. must you personalise issues? burukenge.

        • Gabby

          April 17, 2013 at 1:29 pm

          YES, issues have to have human faces behind them because you may like fiction and rhetoric, but I live in reality! Use your dirty language elsewhere. I will NOT respond in kind for me to be the same as the likes of you. I refuse to stoop to your level!!!!!! Does Kempinsky ring a bell to you!

          • mig74

            April 17, 2013 at 2:53 pm

            no, please educate me mr high and mighty. i don’t know which animal is called sijui kempinsky. i am a standard one dropout. maybe i will benefit from the free laptops.

          • Gabby

            April 17, 2013 at 3:06 pm

            I just don’t like your sarcasm BUT that’s kind of hotels the former PM stayed in while he had clear options for a much cheaper one of a few thousand dollars A NIGHT RATHER than the tens of thousands of dollars A NIGHT he was spending in hotels when he went for meetings abroad especially the USA!

          • mig74

            April 17, 2013 at 3:34 pm

            thanks for your very very educative response. now, please give me examples of the brothels and other low class taverns the former (how we all like that!!) PM was supposed to go to. would you also inform me the 5 star hotels, the president and even ministers slept in huko new york.

          • Batiany Ole Kenya

            April 17, 2013 at 3:48 pm

            Hehehe, of course Gabby does not have an iota of other hotels that the former PM was supposed to lodge into, the response about being the PM and hence spending like a PM is standard knee-jerk response which if further challenged, crumbles like a piece of cookie.

          • Gabby

            April 17, 2013 at 4:42 pm

            Elaborate because I lost you somewhere please…..

          • Gabby

            April 17, 2013 at 4:41 pm

            Wow, you seem to like to rub out your ignorance on me. Please, I am NOT the former prime minister’s abroad itinerary connoisseur, but a taxpayer who doesn’t like his money misused by some over-zealous bourgeois-wannabe politician and WHEN ASKED and HE is ON record, he gave the nonchalant answer to the drift I gave above. You better call the travel office at the former PM’s office if you REALLY care or ask the IMPREST refund receipt details from Treasury or RAO’s accountant because I doubt you really want to know other than use your Socratic irony scam on me to ‘expose’ how little of hotels I know and for your taste, brothels so you can do your lame hit-job on me. What a waste of human being………

  5. Abdul

    April 16, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    So far so good, keep the good strides Prezo…..

  6. zeph

    April 17, 2013 at 5:35 am

    kudos mr president! someone needs to hammer sense into these pseudo-honorables’ heads!!!!

  7. kange

    April 17, 2013 at 6:40 am


    • Sharon

      April 17, 2013 at 8:00 am

      *To The Next Level*

      Eish…english dude, do you speak it?

      • Mike

        April 17, 2013 at 12:16 pm

        “Grammer” nazi in the house.

        • Sharon

          April 23, 2013 at 3:50 am

          *Grammar* 🙂

          • Mike

            April 23, 2013 at 12:37 pm

            lol exactly 😀

      • Clay

        April 20, 2013 at 7:54 pm



    April 17, 2013 at 7:51 am


  9. Gabby

    April 17, 2013 at 8:33 am

    These MPs are OWED NOTHING by nobody. They better start behaving like servants not little kings or they are gone as well…. What the citizens NEED to do is to follow and see which VOTES their MPs take on issues so that is any one if trying to raise salaries, then [s]he is punished at the ballot box. That way, the electorate remain the employers of these MPs.

  10. Gatu Gilbert

    April 17, 2013 at 8:34 am

    Most of this new guys have not experienced receiving this kind of money at the end of the month and yet they are claiming its not enough…… humans…hu……man..s..

  11. Nick

    April 19, 2013 at 11:07 am

    Now, THIS is the kind of leadership Kenya needs! Two thumbs up to our president, Lets see this nation grow, not the damn bellies of these politicians. Now only if someone would reduce the price of fuel………..Imjustsaying.

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