Sakho, Mane star as Senegal book World Cup slot

West Ham striker Sakho opened the scoring off a pass from Liverpool attacker Mane.

South Africa's defender Dean Furman (left) fights for the ball with Senegal's midfielder Sadio Mane during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Africa Group D qualifying football match between South Africa and Senegal at The Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polkowane on November 10, 2017. Senegal defeated South Africa. PHOTO | PHILL MAGAKOE | AFP 

IN SUMMARY

  • Victory gave Senegal an uncatchable five-point lead over Burkina Faso and Cape Verde in Group D with one round left.

JOHANNESBURG

English Premier League pair Diafra Sakho and Sadio Mane played key roles as Senegal defeated South Africa 2-0 in Polokwane Friday to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.

West Ham striker Sakho opened the scoring off a pass from Liverpool attacker Mane and both were involved in the move that led to a Thamsanqa Mkhize own-goal before half-time.

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Victory gave Senegal an uncatchable five-point lead over Burkina Faso and Cape Verde in Group D with one round left.

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