Following his team’s victory over the hosts Qatar on Friday, Senegal’s Terangha Lions head coach Aliou Cisse has been honored by the Confederation of African Football (CAF).
The African champions won their opening match of the competition by defeating Qatar 3-1.
By winning two FIFA World Cup games, Cisse became the first African manager to do it.
The CAF paid tribute to the former Senegal captain on social media.
” Aliou Cisse =
The first ever African manager to win 2 #FIFAWorldCup games
The victory increased the West Africans’ likelihood of making it to the Round of 16.
To ensure a spot in the next round, Senegal must now defeat Ecuador in their final group match or at least hope Qatar can pull out a shocker to defeat Netherlands by a 3-0 score line, making a draw against Ecuador enough to get into the round of 16.