February 21, 2024

Guinea reached the last 16 at the Africa Cup of Nations despite losing their final Group B match 2-1 against already-eliminated Zimbabwe.

Knowledge Musona’s downward header and Kudakwashe Mahachi’s low strike put the Warriors two up at half-time. Guinea captain Naby Keita replied with a stunning goal in Yaounde, in a match that saw referee Salima Mukansanga make history.

Rwandan referee Salima Mukansanga, the first woman to officiate an Africa Cup of Nations game.

The Rwandan, 35, became the first woman to referee a Nations Cup game. Guinea finish second in the group table, ahead of Malawi on head-to-head record after the Flames drew 0-0 with Senegal.

The West Africans will now face the runners-up from Group F on Monday, 24 January 2022, but will be without Liverpool midfielder Keita, who will be suspended after picking up his second booking at the tournament.

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