The south africa players look to be happy when they took lead in the first half of the game, but they are now In a very right corner as they were held to a draw.

Senegal edged to the top of Group C by denying South Africa their first win of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations with a 1-1 draw on Friday.

Kara Mbodji earned Alain Giresse’s side a point on Friday with a stunning header on the hour in Mongoma, moving them above Algeria and onto four points.

South Africa had threatened early in the match, but lacked quality in front of goal, while Mame Biram Diouf wasted Senegal’s best chance.

Oupa Manyisa’s composed finish sparked the game into life early in the second half, with Sadio Mane having an equaliser disallowed before Mbodji brought Senegal level on the hour.

Moussa Sow and Diouf both had chances to win it for Senegal, but they had to settle for a point that puts them in pole position to qualify from the group.

For South Africa, they need to beat Ghana on Tuesday and hope Senegal can take all three points against Algeria if they are to reach the last eight.