Sadio Mane takes AFCON trophy, medal to bed


It’s surely a dream come true as Sadio Mane, Senegal’s striker took the excitement of the AFCON triumph to his hotel bed.

He shared on Instagram on Monday morning from Yaounde a couple of photos taken on his bed hugging the trophy and proudly wearing his gold medal.

He captioned the post “Alhamdoulilah!”, which means Allah be praised.

Mane would have been a villain if his country had missed winning the continental championship on its third final.

The Liverpool dangerman had squandered a 7th minute penalty that would have been decisive in the tight game that stretched to 120 minutes and tie-breaker penalty shootout.

But he turned the hero after he scored the fifth penalty to give his country a 4-2 victory over the Pharaohs of Egypt.

Senegal had previously lost two AFCON finals, finishing runners-up in 2002 and 2019.

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Undoubtedly Mane and the team of Teranga Lions deserved to celebrate.

For all his efforts in the tournament, Mane was crowned TotalEnergies Man of the Competition on Sunday.

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