Senegal book World Cup ticket

The Peter Mokaba Sport Complex will set the scene for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifying game between Bafana Bafana and Senegal

The Peter Mokaba Sport Complex will set the scene for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifying game between Bafana Bafana and Senegal

Senegal is at the top with eight points and South Africa is at the bottom of the standing table of World Cup Qualification FIFA 2018 Africa in Group D. previous year there was a controversial clash in the game between South Africa and Senegal and the referee was given a lifetime ban and the match was replayed today.

Senegal has qualified for the World Cup in Russian Federation, seizing the second chance it was given by FIFA to beat South Africa 2-0 in a replay of a game it lost previous year.

The visitors are now five points ahead of nearest Group D challengers Burkina Faso with one game remaining.

Africa will send five teams to Russian Federation next year. Soccer 6 punters have the opportunity this weekend, and through to Wednesday, to bet on all the key World Cup qualifying match-ups.

Though Senegal will still host South Africa in their final qualification match on Tuesday in Dakar, it would not reflect affect Senegal's qualification as they have already opened a five-point gap in the group.

Going into the game, South Africa needed an outright win to give hope to their slim chance of making it to Russian Federation.

Senegal have now joined Nigeria and Egypt as the three African countries who have so far qualified for the 2018 World Cup. Tunisia and Morocco will also reach the World Cup if they avoid defeats against Libya and Ivory Coast respectively on Saturday.

In the 38th minute, Senegal doubled their lead following an unfortunate own goal by Thamsanqa Mkhize after Khune had saved Mane's initial attempt.

South Africa came even closer soon after when Lebogang Manyama swept a low cross against the crossbar and Senegal hastily cleared the loose ball.

Sakho broke clear and crossed to Mane, whose shot was blocked by Khune only for the clearance to hit Mkhize and trickled back into the net.

South Africa introduced midfielders Andile Jali and Siphiwe Tshabalala midway through the second half, but neither made an impact.

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