Bafana left away with the crown jewels in both of those experiences by winning 3-1 away from home prior to recording a tight 1-0 success at the FNB Stadium in the return leg, passing on Hugo Broos' side in shaft position to advance to the following round of qualifying.
The public group's amazing triumphs over their East African rivals has since been reflected in the most recent World Ranking where South Africa has climbed a great seven spots to sit 66th in the general standings.
That places Bafana in their most elevated situation in the World Ranking since the beginning of 2015 when the group arrived at a high of 52nd in the worldwide diagrams, while Broos' charges have additionally now move to twelfth by and large on the African landmass.
In the interim, Belgium have held their spot as the world's most noteworthy positioned country in front of Brazil, while France have hopped into the main three after their victory in the UEFA Nations League prior in October.
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