Senegal are one of only three sides in World Cup history (including East Germany and Wales, both three) who are unbeaten in group stage matches, having now played four without a single defeat.
Senegal striker Mbaye Niang not only made the game safe for his team with a second goal, but was full of running and troubled the opposing defence with his size and physical presence when he was on the pitch.
Ahead of Senegal's opener in Russian Federation against Poland, Aliou Cisse hopes more African Coaches will be at the World Cup in future.
Grzegorz Krychowiak, whose backpass led to Senegal's second goal, headed in a free kick in the 86th minute to end Poland's streak of five straight scoreless World Cup openers. We won the 1996 Olympics by beating Brazil and Argentina with all their stars.
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Yet despite those previously positive signs, the fabled prediction by Brazilian World Cup legend Pele that Africa would have a world champion by the turn of the century is now 18 years overdue. It is Senegal's first World Cup return since 2002 and Cisse said his side were under no pressure.Any player could come into the team, but there was a special mention for the "unique" qualities of striker Sadio Mane, who scored 20 goals for Liverpool last season.
Head Coach of Senegal Aliou Cisse has lamented over the absence of African Coaches at the FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation. But it would take time, he added. "We face realities that are not there in other continents", he said, referring to infrastructure, budget and organisational problems. "It's a bit more complicated in our countries".
"I can tell you that the whole of Africa was supporting us, and they are still doing so. We are proud to represent them all".