Senegal qualifies for African Cup of Nations

Senegal qualifies for African Cup of Nations

Published Sep. 3, 2011 7:54 p.m. ET

Senegal reached the 2012 African Cup of Nations on Saturday by beating Congo 2-0 to secure a spot with a round to spare in qualifying.

Moussa Sow scored both goals for Senegal, giving his team the lead after a counter attack in the 35th minute and adding the second with a header in the 52nd.

The win gives Senegal 13 points atop Group E, five points ahead of second-place Cameroon with just one round to go.

It was the first game for new Congo coach Claude le Roy, who replaced French compatriot Robert Nouzaret this week.


Le Roy said ''we did not have many positive solutions,'' but promised to have developed ''a more solid team'' ahead of its final qualifier against Cameroon.