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World Cup: Senegal Beats Poland 2-1, While Egypt Falls To Russia




The Teranga Lions of Senegal have renewed hope for Africa as the African Team won it opener against Poland 2-1 in group H, making it the first African Team to win a match in the world cup so far.

The Poles did hold the advantage in possession though, but after a neat move in the 37th minute, Senegal opened scoring.
Idrissa Gueye’s shot was deflected in by Thiago Cionek to give the Lions a deserved lead.


Striker M’Baye Niang controlled the ball ahead of an advancing goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny before tapping into an empty net.
Krychowiak however pulled a goal back in the 86th minute with a header from Kamil Grosicki’s free-kick but Senegal held on.

Meanwhile, the hopes of the Pharaoh of Egypt taking a place at the round of 16 have been dashed as they fell Russia 3-1, losing their second game in the world cup.

Muhammad Salah who just came back from injury did score Egypt’s first goal at a World Cup since 1990 with a penalty after he had been hauled down 17 minutes from time, but it was too late to regain the momentum for the disappointing Pharaohs.


Joshua Oyenigbehin is an introvert who is passionate about Storytelling, writing and teaching. He sees his imagination as an unsearchable world, more magical than a fairyland. He has written a novel and working on another.