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MONGOMO, Equatorial Guinea - Senegal came from behind to win 2-1 with a last-minute goal on Monday, striking a big blow to Ghanas qualification chances at the African Cup of Nations. Diego Reyes Mexico Jersey .Substitute Moussa Sow stole victory right at the end in the Group C opener after Senegal had gone behind early and then dominated after that.Senegal missed a string of chances in the second half before Sow hit the winner in the 93rd minute at Mongomo Stadium, starting the group off with a surprise.Its very simple. We know that we are capable of beating any team in this competition, Senegal goalkeeper and captain Bouna Coundoul said.Regular Ghana skipper Asamoah Gyan had to watch from the dugout after the striker was diagnosed with mild malaria over the weekend and spent a night in the hospital in far-eastern Equatorial Guinea.At the beginning, Ghana was the better team — even without Gyan — and Andre Ayew stroked home a 14th-minute penalty after Christian Atsu was fouled by Coundoul.But Senegal produced long periods of pressure in the second half and Mame Biram Diouf equalized with a header in the 66th after his initial effort bounced back to him off the post. Substitute Sow scored at the very end with a low shot, when Ghana was clinging on, sending the small section of Senegalese fans in the Ghana-dominated ground crazy.It also sent new Ghana coach Avram Grant to a defeat in his first game at the African Cup. Grant called the match a big physical fight as the Senegal team muscled its way to victory, leaving Ghana desperate for a win and with Algeria and South Africa still to come.We dont want this result that has happened, Grant said, but Im sure as you saw the players showed good mentality and we hope it will be the same next game.Senegal was overlooked by many in Group C with Algeria, Ghana and South Africa tipped as the leading teams in whats probably the tournaments toughest group. The victory was a big boost for the Senegalese with equally hard games to come.Its good to have three points, but nothing is done yet, coach Alain Giresse said.Without Gyan, Ayew took over the armband and hit his penalty straight down the middle after Atsu scampered after a through ball and was brought down by Coundoul. Atsu missed a clear opening of his own around 10 minutes later, slicing a shot wide when through on goal.But Senegal began to turn the tide from midway through the first half, when Diouf thundered a spectacular overhead kick at goal and forced Razak Braimah to leap and tip it over. Alfredo Talavera Jersey . The star receiver certainly isnt celebrating it with the Texans mired in a franchise-record 13-game skid. Orbelin Pineda Jersey . Pospisil, from Vancouver, and Sock will compete for the title against defending champions and top seeds Bob and Mike Bryan of the United States, who defeated the 12th-seeded French duo of Michael Llodra and Nicolas Mahut 7-6 (4), 6-3, 6-2. .com) - Lloyd Sam struck in stoppage time on Wednesday as Red Bull New York hung on for a crucial 1-0 win over Atlantic Cup rivals D.The thing about being granted exceptional player status is people expect immediate exceptional results.For Sean Day, those results did not materialize last season.Day, who was born in Belgium, played most of his minor hockey in Michigan and is a Canadian citizen, scored six goals and had 10 points in 60 games with the Mississauga Steelheads. He was a chilly minus-35.Day was the fourth player awarded exceptional status — which allows a player to enter the OHL draft before reaching the minimum age of 16 — following John Tavares (2005), Aaron Eckblad (2011) and Connor McDavid (2012), but the first not to be chosen first not to be chosen first overall in the Ontario Hockey Leagues Priority Selection.Day slipped to fourth overall, chosen by Mississauga behind Travis Konecny (Ottawa 67s), Dylan Strome (Erie Otters) and Matthew Spencer (Peterborough Petes).So you might think at the ripe old age of 16, Day is feeling pressure to have a breakout year.Not at all, said the six-foot-two, 225-pound defenceman. I still have another season before my draft year. I think its good for me that I played in the league last year and to still have this season to work on my game before my draft year.When Day first joined the Steelheads he played the way he did in minor hockey, which was to get the puck and take off with it. He was always bigger, stronger and faster than the majority of his opponents. Suddenly up against older players who were just as big and quick, Day found himself overmatched and his mistakes often ended up in the back of his teams goal.So when he returned to the Steelheads after participating with Team Ontario at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, Day dialled back on his offence and started concentrating on being a more competent defensive player.Mississauga coach-GM James Boyd was impressed with Days development. Boyd said the Steelheads traded their top two scorers at mid-season and thus did not score as often, so Day was given more defensive responsibility and reacted favourably.His plus-minus improved dramatically and thatt was with his ice time going up, Boyd said. Jesus Manuel Corona Jersey. In the playoffs against a really good Oshawa team he played extremely well. There were times during the year I would scout a minor midget game in the evening and I just couldnt imagine Sean playing at that level. I couldnt picture him with his peers. I think it was a very good decision for him to play in the OHL.One problem with playing three years in the OHL before being eligible for the NHL Entry Draft is scouts have lots of time to dissect your game. In Days case, some scouts have questioned his hockey sense.Boyd is not only convinced Day will improve his decision making with experience, he believes Day is well on his way to becoming an impact player. Boyd said critics of Day should understand that when he joined the Steelheads, he basically had to learn the defensive game from scratch and there was steady improvement in his game.Boyd said Day will play in the Steelheads top four on the blue-line this season and will get plenty of time on special teams as well.This year Sean has really embraced the physical part of the game, Boyd said. Hes a big guy — really big guy — who skates extremely well and he has been finishing his checks. He is a lot more constant and assertive defensively.Day is a quiet kid who does not seek attention and takes things in stride. Asked about not being the first overall pick in 2013, Day suggested the teams that drafted ahead of Mississauga may not have needed a defenceman or perhaps they didnt like his game. No big deal, really. And how exactly did a 15-year-old fit in with his older teammates?I never really thought of myself as being younger than everyone and I dont feel they treated me differently, Day said. I came into the league thinking I was a rookie like every other rookie. I didnt use my age as an excuse if I made a mistake.Taking a more assertive role on the Steelheads, Day is excited for his sophomore season.Hopefully I can get more points, but still be a defensive threat, Day said.Sounds like an exceptional plan. 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