World Cup: Senegal Become Africa’s First Team To Move Into Round Of 16
The Teranga Lions of Senegal were in a difficult situation after they lost to Netherlands in their opening game of the World Cup. However, they proved their quality in their second game, defeating hosts Qatar 3-1, making them the first African team to move into round 16 in the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
It did not take long for Senegal to retake the lead, as Kalidou Koulibaly scored in the 70th minute to make it 2-1 for the Teranga Lions.
The win ensures that Senegal are the first African team to book a spot in the round of 16 of the World Cup, as they finished behind Netherlands, who defeated Saudi Arabia 2-0 in the other simultaneous fixture.
Nigerian fans took to social media to praise the Senegal side for their exploits.