Senegal has qualified for the 2018 Football World Cup after defeating South Africa 2-0 in Polokwane. The victory gave Senegal an uncatchable five-point lead over Burkina Faso and Cape Verde in Group D with one round left.
The only previous World Cup appearance by Senegal was in 2002 when current coach Aliou Cisse captained a team that reached the quarter-finals, hosted by South Korea and Japan.
Senegal is the third African qualifiers for the World Cup in Russia after Nigeria and Egypt, who secured places during the penultimate qualifying round last month.
The other two slots will be filled tonight with north African countries Tunisia and Morocco needing draws to qualify.
Bottom-of-the-table South Africa lie seven points behind Senegal ahead of a return match in Dakar next Tuesday, with Burkina Faso hosting Cape Verde at the same time.