Moussa Sow is among the most experienced campaigners in the Senegal squad. He made his debut in 2009 and quickly became the spearhead of the team, while blossoming on the club stage with Lille between 2010 and 2012. Sow took part in qualifying for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ and registered against Côte d'Ivoire in the crucial final match – his goal giving Senegal hope before a 1-1 draw spelled their elimination.
The forward later fell out of the international equation for 18 months, but he returned in style with the second strike in a 2-0 defeat of Cape Verde in October 2016, helping the Lions of Teranga make a strong start to the third round of qualifiers for Russia 2018. It proved to be his only goal in four appearances during the campaign.