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Own goal rescues Nations Cup hosts

Hosts for next year’s Africa Cup of Nations forced the Teranga Lions to a draw in a build-up game thanks to an own goal.
The Palancas Negras of Angola held Senegal to a 1-1 draw in a build-up game to next year’s Africa Cup of Nations, which they will host.
After a goalless first half, Senegal took the lead through Olympique Marseille striker Mamadou Niang after 54th minutes, before Angola equalised in the 66th minute courtesy of an own goal by Rennes defender Kader Mangane.

Mangane’s woes were worsened in the 72nd minute when he was booked.
The kick-off for this friendly was delayed for several hours.
Angola, who are now under the tutelage of former Al Ahly coach Jose Manuel, were 3-1 winners when both teams clashed in a Nations Cup group game in Ghana, last year January.Former Manchester United striker Manucho grabbed a brace.

Football in Senegal is undergoing a massive reorganisation since the country’s team failed to go past the first round of the Nations Cup in Ghana.

Angola will on Wednesday host Cape Verde in another friendly.


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