Liverpool star Sadio Mane has assisted his home country of Senegal and ensured that they have achieved qualification for the 2018 World Cup.
This marks the first time that the African nation have qualified for the World Cup since 2002, during which they claimed a memorable victory over then defending Champions France who featured the likes of Zinedine Zidane and Thierry Henry.
Mane started the game for Senegal at the Peter Mokaba Stadium on Saturday as they claimed a 2-0 win over South Africa which ensured their qualification for next summer’s World Cup.
It was Mane who provided a fabulous pass to Diafra Sakho as the West Ham star opened the scoring on the night.
Mane went on to be booked during the first half and Senegal sealed victory just three minutes later after Thamsanqa Mkhize turned the ball into his own net.
Senegal are set to play South Africa again on Tuesday in a game that will be a mere formality and Liverpool will be hoping that Mane will be released before then so that he can avoid risking injury.