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2 players now heading home from African Cup of Nations

Mohamed Diame and Henri Saivet crashed out of the African Cup of Nations on Saturday.

Senegal losing 5-4 on penalties after the game finished 0-0 after extra time.

Mane missed the crucial fifth penalty after Newcastle’s Saivet had scored the fourth for Senegal.

Not sure what it tells us but whilst Saivet started yesterday’s quarter-final, as well as the second group game and was a sub in the first, Mohamed Diame was only used in the third group match which was a dead rubber after Senegal had already won the first two and qualified for the quarter-finals.

Regardless, Diame is now free to head home to Newcastle and will be joined by either Mbemba or Atsu, as it is DR Congo v Ghana on Sunday.

The winners of that game then play their semi-final on Thursday.
themag.co.uk

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