Defending champions Senegal secured top spot in Group C at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations after beating Guinea 2-0 in an ill-tempered encounter.

Abdoulaye Seck headed the Teranga Lions in front from a free-kick and Iliman Ndiaye sealed victory with a fine low finish in the final minute.

Guinea knew they would go through before kick-off and finished third after Cameroon beat The Gambia 3-2, to also qualify.

This effectively means that Group C has produced three teams in the round of 16- Senegal, Cameroon and Guinea.

Senegal progress from the group stage as the only side with a 100% record.

Aliou Cisse’s side will now face a third-placed side from Group A, B or F in the last 16 on Monday.

By Fred Azelwa.