Kenya’s chances of qualifying as one of the best group stage losers now lie in the mercy of Mali and Cameroon who are set to play their closest challengers Angola and Benin respectively.
Senegal beat Kenya 3-0 to easily sail through to the round of 16 while Kenya drops to the final berth in the best losers category with three points yesterday at the Air Defence stadium in Egypt.
Senegal’s top player Sadio Mane had a penalty saved but later scored his first two goals at this year’s Africa Cup of Nations after Ismaila Sarr broke the first score in the 63rd minute.
Senegal, who finished second in Group C with six points behind Algeria on nine, will face Uganda in the knockout round on Friday, while Kenya, who have three points, must wait to see if they progress as one of the best third-placed teams.
Teams that have qualified for the last 16 include Egypt, Nigeria, Algeria, Morocco, Madagascar, Uganda, Ivory Coast and Senegal
Teams which have already been eliminated are Tanzania, Burundi, Zimbabwe and Namibia.