Miraculously recovering from injury, Sadio Mane surprises

30 Th1 2022 | 14:17

 Former Nigeria captain Jay-Jay Okocha has praised Senegal forward Sadio Mane ahead of AFCON 2021 quarter-finals.

Okocha described Mane as a difficult player to beat after the Liverpool star recovered quickly despite suffering a serious injury and being hospitalized against Cape Verde earlier this week. Mane is still determined to play for Senegal in the match against Equatorial Guinea tonight.

Speaking on SuperSport, Okocha said: “Sadio Mane is a difficult player to beat, I was surprised when he regained consciousness immediately after that encounter . Of course, his presence was necessary in the team. the Senegal team because he’s their talisman and he’s also leading the team in this competition.”

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 Mane has a chance to win AFCON 2021.

“But like we said no team is guaranteed, you have to win your games, you have to do your job and you have to understand that.”

Mane’s Senegal and Salah’s Egypt will play together tonight to win tickets to the semi-finals. They will meet the teams Cameroon and Burkina Faso in the next round if they can win tonight. It is possible for two Liverpool stars to meet in the final. At the end of March, Senegal and Egypt will face each other twice in World Cup qualifying.