Senegalese star Sadio Mane has marked his 100th cap for this national team with a brace in a 4-0 win over South Sudan in their 2026 World Cup Qualifiers.
The former Liverpool and Bayern Munich star was on target when they played host to the North African team.
In their Group B match, the Teranga Lions got off to a fast start, with Tottenham midfielder Pape Matar Sarr scoring just 40 seconds.
Just four minutes later, on a night when he made his 100th appearance for his nation, Sadio Mane scored Senegal’s second goal.
Senegal’s 19-year-old, Lamine Camara, added a third for the hosts from the penalty spot just before the halftime break.
The Al-Hilal star, Sadio Mane, struck again to mark a tally for his team, taking the goal margin to four goals.
In preparation for Tuesday’s tie against Togo in Lome, Senegal’s coach Aliou Cisse made a number of changes, substituting Mane and Sarr among others.
The Bright Stars of South Sudan would have conceded five goals if Senegal’s Habib Diallo had not been disallowed for offside.
Sadio Mane’s side now tops DR Congo in the Group B rankings based on goal differential in the first round of games.
Tanzania also began their Group E campaign with a 1-0 victory over Niger in an away game in neutral Marrakesh.