Egypt booked a place in Russia 2018 with a late victory over Congo on Sunday.
Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah twice put the Pharaohs in the lead, with his injury time penalty strike helping to send the North Africans to their first World Cup finals since 1990.
With a game to spare, Egypt secured top spot in CAF Group E following 4 wins and a loss in all 5 games played.
As a result, Ghana’s petition to FIFA to have their match against Uganda, which ended in a draw, replayed following allegations of questionable officiating no longer holds weight.
Salah, 25, has now scored 15 goals in his last 18 competitive games for Egypt, putting his total tally to 32 strikes in 56 games.
Sunday’s victory and the winger’s heroics wouldn’t have come as a surprise to Liverpool fans.
Since arriving Anfield from Roma, Salah has hit ground running, scoring 5 goals and assisting 1 in 9 games across all competitions to prove his worth.
Despite sending his country through to Russia, the former Chelsea man has another point to prove when he lines up against his former boss and Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho come weekend.
Twitter exploded following Salah’s clincher at the death, and here are some of the reactions.
Mohamed Salah to the rescue!
His stoppage-time winner sends Egypt to their first World Cup since 1990! pic.twitter.com/HK0tZnPgaI
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) October 8, 2017
MOHAMED SALAH THE BEST WE EVER HAD pic.twitter.com/U0yW30DCYW
— AlAhly Spirit (@AlAhlySpirit) October 8, 2017
If he wasn’t one before, he his now. Mohamed Salah: Egyptian Hero. pic.twitter.com/uZdcv6XChE
— LFC Fans Corner (@LFCFansCorner) October 8, 2017
So my dads soccer team won and this was the result…. 😭😭😭🇪🇬🇪🇬 pic.twitter.com/3zdHmf0E5P
— صوفيا (@sdeezy_) October 8, 2017
Messi could never pic.twitter.com/5Gamevz8X8
— Jay (@SilkySadio) October 8, 2017
Mohamed Salah is not going to leave this world without a legacy that will last forever; history will remember his name. He’s phenomenal.
— 505. (@LittleHumbug_) October 8, 2017
I’m legit crying God bless you @22mosalah
— Rashad Jr. 🇪🇬 (@Raashaad) October 8, 2017