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‘Pride of Africa’ - Fans laud Senegal for the continent’s first win at 2022 World Cup

2:18 AM MYT 26/11/2022
Senegal players celebrate after beating Qatar
The supporters were impressed by the Teranga Lions’ display against the hosts and now hope for an extended stay in Qatar for them

African fans have lauded Senegal for becoming the first team from the continent to win a match at the 2022 World Cup following their 3-1 victory over Qatar on Friday.

The Teranga Lions got their campaign back on track courtesy of goals from Boulaye Dia, Famara Diedhiou and Bamba Dieng, in between a header from Ghanaian-born Mohammed Muntari for the hosts, to leave them on three points from two matches in Group A.

While some supporters feel the win was expected due to the calibre of the opposition, the majority think the Teranga Lions are now in a good position to advance from the group and have also set the pace for the rest of the teams from the continent.

  • Senegal vs Qatar 2022.

    It was just Qatar!

    Hey, it was a good win, but get a grip. It's was just Qatar, who aren't good enough. They're the weakest team in the group. Senegal, should get serious and beat Ecuador to qualify for the second round. - Hussein Salim

    Great performance by Senegal but the outcome of this match was never in doubt. Qatar was never going to give Senegal much problems as they are clearly not in the same class. The real test will be against Ecuador which is a more experienced team than Qatar with more quality too. - Victor Cobham

    Any of our teams from Africa could defeat this Qatar team. Their only goal was even scored by a Ghanaian. - Eze Chinyelugo II

    If all the teams at the World Cup played with Qatar one by one, all of them will beat Qatar. - Jeff Issac

  • Qatar vs. Senegal

    Still room for improvement

    I wish them best of luck. They really played well although they need to work on their defence. - Oliver Nnaemeka

    Congratulations to them but they need someone like [Sadio] Mane and tighten their defence. - Cephas Okenwa

    Congratulations to them but, if they play Ecuador like the way they did today, the result will not be the same. - Musa D. Mustapha

  • Senegal coach Aliou Cisse

    Should have done this from start

    I watch them play and I'm proud that this is an African team. They play with confidence, they move the ball quickly, attack with intent. If the coach had just tried to secure a point against the Netherlands, they're sure of finishing top of the group. - Olanipekun Oladotun Adeleye

  • Dia Qatar Senegal

    Pride of Africa

    Thank you @FootballSenegal for keeping the African hope alive. Keep going. - @kizzabesigye1

    They are the only Africa representative that I count on and put my money on in this tournament. Come on, show the world why you are the African champions. - Onah Best

    Kudos to them, pride of Africa. Unlike some other teams that talk big mouth but do nothing with their feet. - Ehis Frank

  • Kalidou Koulibaly

    Senegal must top the group

    Highly difficult to achieve at this point but Senegal must find a way of topping group A. You don’t want to meet England in the Round of 16. - @_owurakuampofo

  • Senegal vs Qatar

    Senegal will reach Round of 16

    They were the best team today. Even the first match they played well, they just missed their talisman (Sadio Mane) to break down the experienced Dutch defenders. Senegal are qualifying from this group. -David Onoja

  • Edouard Mendy

    Mendy made amends

    They really showed they are champions of Africa. But they relaxed on their attacking force in the second half of the game. Kudos to [Edouard] Mendy on the nice saves. - Angel Okereke

  • Krepin Diatta Senegal.

    Should have scored more

    More goals hoped for but Senegal disappointed with only three. - Kwesi Prince Jr

    Congratulations but 3-1 wasn't enough for them, they should have scored more goals. - Alhagie Jawla

    I was expecting them to thump Qatar five goals. We need a big goal margin. - Shahid Muller Fernandes

  • Senegal fans

    Other African teams should take cue

    Other African countries should also learn how to win World Cup matches. - Amuna Vibu

  • Ismail Jakobs Senegal 2022.

    Senegal will win the World Cup

    Africa shine, Senegal will bring the World Cup in Africa. - Lee-roy Masombuka