Concern as Sadio Mane Suffers Worrying Head Injury After Collision with Cape Verde Goalkeeper

Concern as Sadio Mane Suffers Worrying Head Injury After Collision with Cape Verde Goalkeeper

Rene Otinga
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:54 PM
  • Sadio Mane looked visibly dazed after a horrible collision with the Cape Verde goalkeeper,who was sent off for the challenge
  • The Liverpool forward appeared to have temporarily passed out but somehow carried on for a few minutes
  • He ended up scoring Senegal’s opener but had to come off after going down holding his head
  • Fans across the world expressed concern on why the star was allowed to carry on despite a head injury
  • Before coming off, Mane scored the goal that helped set his side on course for victory against Cape Verde
  • Senegal eventually won 2-0 to proceed to the quarter-finals

Questions were raised on Tuesday, January 25 during the clash involving Senegal and Cape Verde after Sadio Mane was involved in a nasty collision with the opposition goalkeeper.

Mane was forced off the pitch with a suspected concussion, moments after scoring a sublime goal to give his nation the lead in the second half.

In the worrying clip that is now doing rounds on social media, Mane seemed to have been knocked unconscious for a brief moment as medics rushed to issue first aid.

Cape Verde goalkeeper Vozinha received a red card for the challenge on the Liverpool winger, who somehow continued with the game.

Oddly enough, it was Mane who gave his side the lead minutes later as he curled in a lovely goal to the top corner after the ball fell to him from a corner.

After a lengthy VAR check for his goal, Mane fell to the ground in clear pain once again while holding his head and had to be taken off.

The only encouraging bit about the whole incident was the fact that the Senegal star was helped up by teammates and left the pitch walking and not on a stretcher.

Liverpool will now wait anxiously for a comprehensive update on the 29-year old’s condition.

Sadio Mane’s ordeal led to a number of social media users expressing concern on why he was allowed to carry on with the game when it was clear he suffered a head injury.

“Mane was clearly dazed after that collision with the Cape Verde goalkeeper. How was he allowed to play on?” One user asked.
“Questions will be asked as to why Sadio Mane wasn't subbed after that. He looked out cold when he landed. Not good at all,” added another.
“Concerned why Sadio Mane was allowed to continue playing after this” another Twitter user said.

Senegal see off Cape Verde

Back in the pitch, Senegal made sure of the result late on thanks to Bamba Dieng, who tapped into an empty net after a square ball from Famara Diedhiou.

Cape Verde finished the game with nine men as the goalkeeper’s red card followed a first-half dismissal of Patrick Andrade.

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Rene Otinga is a sports journalist with over eight years of working experience in digital media. Rene's experience includes working as a Copywriter at X News Kenya and