Senegal defeat South Africa to qualify for 2018 FIFA World Cup


  • 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier (Group D):
  • South Africa 0-2 Senegal

Senegal qualified for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia on Friday after defeating South Africa 2-0 at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane.

South Africa had defeated Senegal 2-1 in Polokwane last November, but FIFA ordered a replay because of “match manipulation” by Ghanaian referee Joseph Lamptey, who was later banned for life.

West Ham striker Diafra Sakho opened the scoring off a pass from Liverpool attacker Sadio Mane in the 12th minute.

Senegal became the third African country to qualify for the World Cup in Russia after Nigeria and Egypt, who secured places during the penultimate qualifying round last month.