Senegal has booked a placed in the 2018 World Cup in Russia after a 2-0 win over South Africa in African qualifying group D on Friday.
Senegal returns to the FIFA World Cup for the first time since their debut in 2002.
Diafra Sakho put the visitors ahead in Polokwane, before a somewhat fortuitous Thamsanqa Mkhize own goal sealed the three points for the Teranga Lions.
They are now five points ahead of nearest Group D challengers Burkina Faso with one game remaining.
Liverpool’s forward, Mane was integral to the victory that booked their World Cup return, with a wonderfully incisive through ball teeing up Sakho for the opener.
South Africa played their part – and even dominated possession for spells – in a lively match, with Lebogang Manyama hitting the crossbar.
But the second goal, just before half-time, knocked the wind out of their sails.Log in or Register to save this content for later.