Wanyama and Kenya wait on other results
PUBLISHED: 10:00 02 July 2019
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The Tottenham Hotspur midfielder will still retain hope his country can reach the round of 16
Victor Wanyama's Kenya concluded their Group C campaign at the Africa Cup of Nations with a disappointing 3-0 loss to Senegal.
The Spurs ace saw Liverpool rival Sadio Mane come to the fore in the second half in Egypt with two goals.
It remained goalless at the break, but Senegal proved too strong despite Wanyama completing the 90 minutes.
Now the Tottenham Hotspur midfielder will have to wait and see what happens in the final games in Group E and F.
As things stand, Kenya's total of three points will send them through to the round of 16, but they will hope Mali beat Angola in Group E and Mauritania fail to win against Tunisia.
In addition to this, the Harambee Stars need Cameroon to beat Benin in Group F and also hope Guinea-Bissau cannot get the better of Ghana.
Should this happen, then Kenya and Wanyama will go head-to-head with the hosts' Egypt and Mo Salah in the round of 16 as one of the best third-ranked teams.
There were no such worries for Ivory Coast, although they were without Serge Aurier for Monday's 4-1 win over Namibia.
He suffered a hamstring injury in the 1-0 loss to Morocco late last month and so had to sit out his nation's final Group D match.
Ivory Coast's comprehensive win saw them finish second with six points and they will most likely take on Mali in the round of 16 on Monday which could be enough time for the Tottenham full-back to recover.
Away from the Africa Cup of Nations, Spurs defender Juan Foyth will play the most important game of his career in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
Argentina will take on Copa America hosts' Brazil in the last four of the competition with momentum on their side.
Since Foyth was called into the starting XI, Lionel Scaloni's team have won twice in a row and they will hope to make it three consecutive victories when they face their arch rivals.
For Tottenham's centre back, who is currently playing right-back, it will represent the biggest fixture in his short career to date.