AFCON 2021 REACTION: Spectators Bored Half to Death by Senegal, Guinea Draw

AFCON 2021 REACTION: Spectators Bored Half to Death by Senegal, Guinea Draw

Keba Mothoagae
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:54 PM
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  • The much-anticipated West African derby between Senegal and Guinea ended in a forgettable 0-0 draw
  • The Group B match took place at the Kouekong Stadium in Bafoussam, with Liverpool stars Sadio Mane and Naby Keita on opposite sides
  • Viewers expressed disappointment at both teams, lamenting the the boring nature of the entire tournament thus far

Spectators struggled to keep one another awake as Senegal and Ghana bored the pants off each other and the fans in a drab 0-0 draw.

The keenly-anticipated clash between Senegal and Guinea was a forgettable one as the match ended failed to ignite. This Group B match played out at the Kouekong Stadium in Bafoussam, with Liverpool teammates Sadio Mane and Naby Keita locking horns for the Lions of Teranga and the National Elephants respectively.

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Senegal vs Guinea in Bafoussam. Image source: Pius Utomi Ekpei/Getty Images
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Disappointed fans did not hold back at the lack of entertainment.

@BurnerNiMi said:

"This Senegal vs Guinea game is boring..."

Skhani Warona said:

"I postponed my appointment with my woman just so I watch this game, and it ended in a draw. Someone help me with reasons to convince my woman to meet me."

Jogly Lupando said:

"The two games that Senegal has played so far have been very boring to watch. On two occasions they have completely failed to show that they are among the favourite teams to win the cup."

Garfield Saili said:

"CAF should reduce the starting line ups to 8 per team. We need to see goals. This is becoming very boring."

Mawuli Apenkro said:

"That's why our AFCON is not respected. Our so-called big players come here and they fail to show up. They give all their best and die for European competitions to make it attractive. Look at the tournament... poor performances ,no goals score ,draws. And we wonder why Europeans disrespect us."

Points shared as Senegal and Guinea play out drab draw

Senegal came into the match on the back of a hard-fought 1-0 win over Zimbabwe courtesy of Mane penalty. Guinea edged past Malawi with the same scoreline, when Issiaga Sylla.

As reported on Sports Brief, this contest was symptomatic of what has characterised a low-scoring tournament, with many opportunities created but with very few shots on target.

For good measure, both teams had a combined 15 attempts at goal, but with only three troubling the goalkeepers.

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