CHAN: Mauritania beat Senegal in friendly

Mauritania B national side recorded a convincing 2-1 win over Moustapha Seck’s home-based Teranga ‘B’ team at the Nouakchott Stadium on Saturday.

The friendly was a preparatory game for the Senegalese who face Sierra Leone in the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) preliminary first leg tie in Freetown this Saturday.

Moulaye Ahmed Bessam and Abdoulaye Silèye were the scorers for the home side.

Alassane Ndao scored Senegal’s only goal – the Mauritanians, who lost the first leg of the double header in Dakar 2-0 are also preparing to face Liberia in the same CHAN qualifiers this weekend.

Meanwhile, the CHAN tournament will involve only non-professional players – featuring in their own country’s locally-based domestic leagues.

Its expected to be staged in Kenya from 12 January to 4 February 2018.

The winner of the double-legged tie will face the winners of the Guinea-Bissau and Guinea clash in the second round with the first leg billed to take place between 11 and 13 August, and those of the return leg the following weekend.

Kenya 2018 (also referred to as CHAN 2018) will be the 5th edition of the African Nations Championship.

Sierra Leone was knocked-out from the 2016 tournament in the preliminary round by Mauritania thanks to a 4-1 aggregate win.

The Mauritanians won the first leg 2-1 at the Nouakchott Stadium and six days later they registered a 2-0 victory at the same venue.

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