EYEAFRICA TV: Cairo, Egypt:The Liverpool forward had a first-half penalty saved by Kenya keeper Patrick Matasi, before adding to Ismaila Sarr’s volley with a placed effort.
It all came good in the end for Senegal after a poor first half, their display in the second period, led by Mane was a fine way to answer the pre-match accusation by Kenya head coach Sebastien Migne that they lacked mental strength.
Mane then converted a second spot-kick after Philemon Otieno was sent off for a dangerous tackle on Isamila Sarr late on.
Kenya could still qualify as one of the best four third-placed teams, depending on the results in the final games in Group E and F.
Aliou Cisse’s players didn’t play their best football but there were positives, such as the return of Everton’s Idrissa Gueye, which gave them more balance in the midfield.
Senegal as one of the favorites for the tournament, they’ll still need to up their game and they could pay the price if they make similar sloppy mistakes during the knockout stages.
As for Kenya, they were never in control and rarely threatened and now have to wait for 24 hours to see if they’ll be staying in Egypt for the last 16. While Senegal face Uganda in the last 16.