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Senegal shock four-time winners Ghana

Shock result in Group C opener at the Africa Cup of Nations as Senegal sneak home with a last-gasp winner.

    Senegal came from a goal down to take three points [AFP]
    Senegal came from a goal down to take three points [AFP]

    Senegal beat Ghana 2-1 in an electrifying African Cup of Nations Group C opener after substitute Moussa Sow scored a dramatic late winner to complete his team's comeback.

    Sow drilled in a low shot with almost the last kick of the game in added time after Mame Biram Diouf had cancelled out Andrew Ayew's first-half penalty for Ghana.

    The result was a sour start for former Chelsea boss Avram Grant in his first match in charge of Ghana, with the quadruple former winners now under pressure to advance from the 16-nation tournament's toughest group.

    Algeria and South Africa, the other two teams in the group, meet later on Monday.

    SOURCE: Reuters


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