Senegal and Ivory Coast end campaigns with victories
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Senegal maintained their unbeaten record in Africa Cup of Nations qualifying, with a comfortable 2-0 win over Group E whipping-boys Mauritius.
The Senegalese had already qualified as group winners ahead of Sunday's final qualifying match, but added another victory to an impressive campaign.
The Taranga Lions took the lead after nine minutes through a long range free-kick from Dame Ndoye.
The hosts' task was made even more difficult seven minutes later when Stephane Badul was sent off for a foul on goalscorer Ndoye.
Senegal then doubled their lead through striker Papiss Cisse's strike inside the box.
Ivory Coast, meanwhile, rounded up their campaign with a 100 per cent record, making it six wins out of six in Group H with a 2-1 win over Burundi in Abidjan.
Kolo Toure put the Elephants in front on 77 minutes, before Burundi's Dugarry Nolabashinze equalised eight minutes later.
Yaya Toure then grabbed all three points with a late winner for the Ivorians in injury time.
Rwanda secured second place in Group H behind Ivory Coast, meanwhile, with a 1-0 away win in Benin.
Mere Kagere scored in the sixth minute to give Rwanda their second victory of the campaign, in a group dominated by the Elephants.