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‘Have my Kids’ – West Ham fans react as star impresses on international duty

A week after scoring the winner against Swansea, West Ham striker Diafra Sakho helped fire Senegal to the top of CAF’s Group D with a goal during Saturday’s World Cup qualifiers against Cape Verde.

The Teranga Lions secured a 2-nil win over the hosts, to make it 8 points with 2 games to play.

Having already seen their first-leg against South Africa cancelled and rescheduled due to match fixing allegations, weekend’s victory means Senegal are now a victory away from qualifying for Russia 2018.

Sakho’s heroics proved crucial again as his goal helped put the visitors in front 8 minutes from time, and there wouldn’t have been a better way to celebrate his recall to the national team.

There have been calls from some fans and pundits for Hammers manager Slaven Bilic to hand the 27-year-old a start when league action resumes next weekend.

Considering his displays against Cape Verde, though, Sakho might have just successfully made a claim for his name to be in the XI to face Burnley.

West Ham and Senegal fans on Twitter were impressed by Sakho’s performance, and here is a handful of their reactions.