Liverpool star Sadio Mane scored to give Senegal a 1-0 win in Guinea-Bissau on Sunday thus becoming the second qualifiers for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations finals after hosts Cameroon.
The reigning African Footballer of the Year found the back of the net after 82 minutes against opponents reduced to 10 men following the red issued to Jorge ‘Bura' Nogueira midway through the second half in Bissau.
Senegal beat Guinea-Bissau 2-0 in Thies near Dakar last Wednesday.
The two victories lifted Senegal to a maximum 12 points from four matches in Group I, and they qualified with two matches to spare.
Congo have six points, Guinea-Bissau three and eSwatini none in the struggle to qualify with 2002 and 2019 runners-up Senegal.
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A win for the Congolese in eSwatini Monday would put them in pole position to reach the finals after missing out on the 2019 tournament in Egypt.
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