AFCON Finals: Warriors beaten 1 – 0 by Senegal

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AFCON Finals: Warriors beaten 1 – 0 by Senegal. It’s all over in Bafoussam, where Senegal have won all three points with an extremely late smash-and-grab. It looked a harsh (but probably fair) penalty, with Kelvin Madzongwe touching the ball with a raised arm as he dived in to block a shot.

Did he handle it? Yes. Was it intentional? Absolutely not. Should it have been a penalty in that case? Like most other people, I no longer have a clue.

Senegal score at the death! The penalty stands and Sadio Mane makes no mistake. That is heartbreaking for Zimbabwe, who don’t deserve to lose this game.

Kelvin Madzongue handles the ball while diving in to block a shot with just seconds of added to go. Referee Mario Escobar points to the spot but we’re going to have a VAR consultation.

Heartbreak for Zimbabwe: Norman Mapeza and his men would almost certainly have bitten your hand off for a point ahead of the game and thoroughly deserved after more than holding their own against the group favourites after a shaky opening 20 minutes.

The concession of a penalty in the final seconds of the fourth and final minute of added time was a total gut-punch but they still have Group B games to come against Guinea and Malawi (who play later this afternoon) in which to turn things around.

Source – MbareTimes

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