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‘To Russia with love’ – Idrissa Gueye over the moon with Senegal’s World Cup berth

12:35 GMT 11/11/2017
Senegal captain Cheikhou Kouyate after a match against South Africa
The Terranga Lions defeated Stuart Baxter’s men at the Peter Makaba Stadium to book their place in Russia 2018 and the 28-year-old is ecstatic

Idrissa Gueye is over the moon after Senegal clinched their place at next year’s World Cup with a 2-0 win over South Africa on Friday.

The Terranga Lions needed a win in any of their last two games against Bafana Bafana to guarantee them a first appearance at the showpiece since 2002.

A goal from Diafra Sakho and Thamsanqa Mkhize’s own goal sealed Aliou Cisse’s side participation in Russia 2018

And after helping his country qualify, with a game to spare, the Everton midfield enforcer took to social media to express his joy.

"To Russia with Love...," Gueye wrote on Instagram.

" #russia2018 #alhamdulillah."


To Russia with Love.... #russia2018  #alhamdulillah

A post shared by Idrissa Gana Gueye (@iganagueye) on Nov 10, 2017 at 2:11pm PST