( dpa ) - A spirited second-half performance allowed Angola to come from behind on Sunday to beat Senegal 3-1 in an African Cup of Nations Group D game played in Tamale.
A second-half brace by Manucho and a goal by Flavio allowed the southern African country to turn around the first half deficit after a goal by Diagne-Faye.
The 2002 World Cup quarter-finalists took the lead in the 20th minute when Bolton Wanderers forward El Hadj Diouf played a free-kick into the area. He found the head of Souleymane Diawara and his across-goal header was met by Diagne-Faye, who beat Angolan goalkeeper Lama with a well-placed header.
The southern African country drew level five minutes after the restart when Manchester United signing Manucho headed in an excellent cross from Al Ahly midfielder Gilberto.
Angolan midfielder Maurito tested Tony Silva with a well-taken long-range effort on the hour, which the Lille goalkeeper did well to tip over the bar.
The effort inspired Maurito's team-mates though who suddenly seemed to have found a new lease on life as they went forward in search of another goal.
They were rewarded for their efforts in the 66th minute as Silva failed to punch out a cross and after a goalmouth scramble during which two Senegalese defenders failed to clear the ball from a few metres in front of the goal-line allowed Manucho to poke the ball home.
Worse was to follow for the Lions of Teranga as Flavio headed a pin-point cross from Yamba Asha past a stranded Silva.
The victory sees Angola top the group with four points from Tunisia, South Africa and Senegal, but South Africa and Tunisia have an opportunity to improved their tally as they meet in a later game in Tamale on Saturday.