2019 Africa Cup of Nations| Day 2 Results Nigeria, Uganda, Senegal, Morocco.
Three-time winners and 2013 champions Nigeria edged past tournament debutants Burundi at the Africa Cup of Nations.
Second half substitute Odion Ighalo scored the only goal after 77 minutes in Alexandria with a curled finish past Burundi goalkeeper Jonathan Nahimana.
Madagascar marked their Africa Cup of Nations debut with a draw against Group B opponents Guinea in Alexandria.
Sory Kaba had put Guinea ahead after 34 minutes, but Madagascar responded with two goals in six second-half minutes through Anicet Andrianantenaina and Charles Carolus Andriamahitsinoro.
Here are the results from Day 2:
June 22: Results from Day 2
Uganda vs. DR Congo 2 – 0 Nigeria vs. Burundi 1 – 0 Guinea vs. Madagascar 2 – 2
June 22: Uganda vs Democratic Republic of Congo
It’s over. Uganda scores two goals, earns three points and takes the top slot in Group A.
48’ Emmanuel Okwi doubles Uganda’s lead.
16’ Patrick Kaddu has given Uganda the lead in the 16th minute, scoring with a header from a corner kick.
The African Cup of Nations, AFCON, the continent’s biggest football showpiece is underway in Egypt. It kicked off on June 21.
Hosts, Egypt, went on to beat Zimbabwe by a lone goal in the first game of the tournament.
GROUP A: Egypt – DR Congo – Uganda – Zimbabwe GROUP B: Nigeria – Guinea – Madagascar – Burundi GROUP C: Senegal – Algeria – Tanzania – Kenya GROUP D: Morocco – Ivory Coast – South Africa – Namibia GROUP E: Tunisia – Mali – Angola – Mauritania GROUP F: Cameroon – Ghana – Benin – Guinea-Bissau
June 23: Results from Day 3 fixtures
Algeria vs. Kenya Senegal vs. Tanzania 2 – 0 Morocco vs. Namibia 1 – 0
June 23: Senegal secures full marks against Tanzania
Tanzania’s Taifa Stars failed to shine in their return to the AFCON when the Ternaga Lions of Senegal proved too strong for them in their first fixture at the tournament.
Two goals – one in each half – ensured that Aliou Cisse’s charges secured three points. The goals were scored by Balde (28’) and a screamer by Diatta (65’).
Diatta was named man of the match in a game that analysts say underlines the potential of the Senegalese team as potential contenders for the trophy.