Guinea left-back Issiaga Sylla scored a first-half aim to steer his aspect to a 1-0 victory over depleted Malawi in Africa Cup of Nations Group B.
Malawi, making a 3rd look on the finals and first since 2010, had 13 members of their squad unavailable following a Covid-19 outbreak of their camp, which meant they might solely identify 4 gamers on the bench that included two goalkeepers.
However they missed quite a few possibilities to assert one thing from the sport and have been left to rue their wastefulness in entrance of aim after 35 minutes when Guinea ahead Jose Kante slid an ideal go by way of for Sylla to attain from shut vary.
The win sees Guinea transfer stage with Senegal on the prime of the group after the latter beat Zimbabwe 1-0 of their opener due to a 97th minute Sadio Mane penalty earlier on Monday.
The highest two will meet of their second pool sport on the similar venue on Friday.
Senegal tackle Guinea at 1pm on Friday, reside on Sky Sports activities Soccer.
Within the different Group B fixture, Malawi face Zimbabwe at 4pm, reside on Sky Sports activities Soccer.
The Africa Cup of Nations match can be broadcast reside on Sky Sports activities in January and February.
The match, initially scheduled to be performed in June and July 2021, can be performed in Cameroon between January 9 and February 6, 2022, with Sky Sports activities displaying all 52 video games reside.
Twenty-four groups will participate, kicking off on January 9 as hosts Cameroon host Burkina Faso in Yaounde, earlier than culminating within the remaining on February 6 within the capital.