Madagascar became the first side to qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) after they defeated Equatorial Guinea 1-0 on Tuesday afternoon.
It is also the first time the Island nation qualified for the tournament.
That historic feat appears to have opened the way for other countries.
Senegal followed suit after edging Sudan 1-0.
Goals from Ahmed Hegazy and Marwan Hohsen secured the win for the Egyptians, who have also secured their place at next year’s tournament.
Tunisia joined their North African neighbour at next year’s showpiece following a 2-1 win over Niger.
Firas Chaout was the hero on the day, netting a brace in the first half for the visitors.
The Super Eagles, meanwhile, are in pole position to reach Cameroon following impressive succesive defeats over Libya.
The Nigerians are currently top with nine points – one and five above South Africa and Libya respectively.