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HomeSports2021 AFCON: Female referee Mukansanga makes history as Guinea reach last 16 despite Zimbabwe defeat

2021 AFCON: Female referee Mukansanga makes history as Guinea reach last 16 despite Zimbabwe defeat

2021 AFCON: Female referee Mukansanga makes history as Guinea reach last 16 despite Zimbabwe defeat

Guinea reached the last 16 at the Africa Cup of Nations despite losing their final Group B match 2-1 against already-eliminated Zimbabwe.

Knowledge Musona’s downward header and Kudakwashe Mahachi’s low strike put the Warriors two up at half-time.

Guinea captain Naby Keita replied with a stunning goal in Yaounde, in a match which saw referee Salima Mukansanga make history.

The Rwandan, 35, became the first woman to referee a Nations Cup game.

Guinea finish second in the group table, ahead of Malawi on head-to-head record after the Flames drew 0-0 with Senegal.

The West Africans will now face the runners-up from Group F on Monday, 24 January but will be without Liverpool midfielder Keita, who will be suspended after picking up his second booking at the tournament.

Source: BBC

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