Nigeria became the first side to qualify for the finals. The Super Eagles went through the entire series without defeat, edging out African Champions Cameroon, Algeria and Zambia in the process.
Egypt also ended a very long spell out of the world cup by confirming their place in Russia.
Senegal qualified for their 2nd World Cup since 2002 following their 2-nil away win over South Africa in a replay of their Group D tie.
Morocco beat Ivory Coast 2-nil away in their final group game while Tunisia’s goalless home draw against Libya was enough to seal their qualification.