By Chineze Ogugua
Africa can finally jubilate after the Teranga Lions of Senegal emerged victorious in their encounter against Poland yesterday in the second game of group H.
The Poles allowed a defensive error to give Senegal the lead as Idrissa Gueye’s shot took a wicked deflection of Thiago Cionek while M’biaye Niang scored the second goal in the second half.
Grzegorz Krychowiak got the consolation goal in the 88th minute but it was too little too late for the Polish side who had star man Robert Lewandowski marked for the major part of the encounter.
The win ensured that Senegal remained the only African side to record a win after losses suffered by Egypt, Morocco, Nigeria and Tunisia.
In the first game played in group H, South American giants Colombia were stunned by Asian side Japan.
Carlos Sanchez Moreno got a red card early in the third minute for a handball of which Shinji Kagawa beat David Ospina from the spot as Japan opened scoring.
Colombia equalized through Juan Fernando Quintero from a free-kick before Yuya Osako scored the winner in the 73rd minute.
Senegal currently lead the group with three points, same as Japan but lead on goal difference.
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