In their last Group 'A' encounter, coach Aliou Cisse's team overcame a spirited push from Ecuador to defeat the South Americans 2-1. With the win, they moved on to the next round with six points, one behind the leaders Netherlands when they defeated Qatar 2-0 to progress as well.
Odinga, the Gor Mahia team's patron and a former football player, was thrilled by Senegal's impressive performance on the field and was certain that the squad would go far in the competition.He tweeted:-
Odinga continued in a statement released by ODM Director of Communications Philip Etale, "Senegal players have demonstrated to the world that they are not a pushover, even with the injured star Sadio Mane out of the competition."
Senegal; who came in second place, will play the group 'B' winner in the Round of 16.
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