Angola, Senegal win as Zambia, Ghana draw CAN warm-ups

Freiburg and Senegal striker Papiss Demba Cisse
Freiburg's Papiss Demba Cisse scored the only goal of the game for Senegal against Kenya

Senegal battled to a 1-0 win over a mainly under-23 side from Kenya in Dakar as the Teranga Lions prepare for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea and Gabon.

The only goal of the game was scored by Freiburg striker Papiss Demba Cisse in the 62nd minute.

Earlier on Sunday Ghana, were held to a 1-1 draw by an understrength South Africa in a training match in Rustenburg.

South Africa took a surprise lead after seven minute when Black Stars goalkeeper Adam Kwarasey was caught out by Thami Sangweni's long-range effort.

Ghana drew level five minutes later through Inter Milan midfielder Sulley Muntari's looping shot from outside the penalty area.

The Black Stars could not force a win, despite dominating posession, and had to settle for a draw against a Bafana Bafana team missing many key players who were not released by their clubs, as the fixture was not a full international.

Striker Asamoah Gyan was not involved in the match, as he continues to recover from a hamstring injury.

The Ghanaians are in Group D at the Nations Cup along with Botswana, Mali and Guinea.

Angola rounded up their preparations for the Nations Cup with a 3-1 win over an understrength Sierra Leone on Saturday.

The match was the fifth and last game for the Palancas Negras in their preparation for the tournament in Equatorial Guinea and Gabon.

Angola are in Group B, together with Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast and Sudan.

Striker Manucho Goncalves put the hosts ahead in the 15th minute of the friendly, which was played in the northern Angolan province of Cabinda.

But the Real Valladolid forward and his team-mates had little time to celebrate as Leone Stars defender Desmond Wellington equalised a minute later.

The Nations Cup finalists restored their lead six minutes before the interval, courtesy of Mateus Galiano's goal.

Striker Flavio then increased the lead for the Angolans and sealed a 3-1 result in the 76th minute.

The match marked the first-ever meeting between Leone Stars and Palancas Negras.

Elsewhere, Zambia drew 0-0 with Namibia in Johannesburg, as the Chipolopolo finalised their preparations for the Nations Cup.

The Zambians were sharper during the opening half at Rand Stadium and captain Christopher Katongo broke through only to be thwarted by goalkeeper Ephraim Tjihonge.

The Namibians improved in the second half, with Larry Horaeb rattling the crossbar, but the match ended in a stalemate.

Zambia are in Group A with Equatorial Guinea, Libya and Senegal.

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