Second goalscorer, defender Kara Mbodji, celebrates with Idrissa Gueye (left) and opening goalscorer Sadio Mane. (Source: Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty Images)

Senegal has begun their 2017 African Cup Of Nations (AFCON) campaign on a very powerful tone. The Teranga Lions struck a devastating blow yesterday to the Tunisian camp.

After Cheikhou Kouyate was taken down in the 18-year box midway in the game, Sadio Mane’s penalty kick put Sengal in the lead. A wonder-header by Kara Mboj secured Senegals victory later in the game.

The Tunisian team could have had early lead two minutes into the match and had multiple chances but failed to secure a goal. Senegal now leads Group B with 3 points after Zimbabwe glued with Algeria in a 2-2 draw.