VIDEO: Sadio Mane speaks after winning 2021 AFCON trophy for Senegal

Sadio Mane
Sadio Mane

The Superstar of the Senegalese National Team Sadio Mane has spoken for the first time after leading Senegal to win the 2021 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Cameroon.

On Sunday, 6th February, 2022, Senegal clashed with Egypt in the 2021 African Cup of Nations finals at Olembe stadium Yaounde of Cameroon.

Sadio Mane, after scoring the winning penalty for Senegal believes that, he scored the second penalty following the encouraging words from his teammates.

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Speaking in an interview with Juliet Bawuah, the Liverpool’s young star Sadio Mane has dedicated 2021 AFCON trophy to Senegal Coach Aliou Cisse and says the trophy is the “most IMPORTANT trophy in my career.”

According to him, this is not the only important trophy in his life but it is the more important day of his life, because, so far, it’s the best trophy of his life.

He indicated that, he was not happy to have missed the first penalty during the early stage of match because, he is a top scorer. In as much as he missed that penalty, the biggest jubilation is his achievement for Senegal.

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“After missing the penalty, everybody come to me in the dressing room, saying, we don’t care what happened but, we lose together or win together. We push again and when I was going to take the second penalty, they all came to me that, we trust you, you know you can do it, so go and do it for us. The messages give me more motivation to score and I did it.” Sadio Mane explained.

This trophy, according to him, is the first ever trophy in the history of Senegal and dedicates it to his hardworking coach because, he deserves it.

The game between Senegal and Egypt ended with draw (0:0). But, with hard work and determination, the Senegalese side won by 4 goals to 2 against Egypt in penalty.

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