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.