Relief for Liverpool Football Fans As Sadio Mane Posts Update From Hospital After AFCON Concussion Scare

Relief for Liverpool Football Fans As Sadio Mane Posts Update From Hospital After AFCON Concussion Scare

Babajide Orevba
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:54 PM
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  • Sadio Mane has announced that he is doing well after the Senegalese captain clashed his head with Cape Verde goalkeeper Vozinha
  • Fans of Senegal and Liverpool were left in shock after the player and the goalkeeper went down the turf looking concussed
  • Mane has sent a message from the hospital, disclosing that he is feeling well as he thanks fans for their messages

Fans of English Premier League club Liverpool will heave a sigh of relief as Sadio Mane posted an update from the hospital after a clash of heads with Cape Verde goalkeeper Vozinha, Mirror reports.

The Senegalese captain was charging towards the danger area when he went for an aerial ball, only to clash his head with the opposition goalkeeper.

There was a concussion scare as both stars went down the turf and looked lost following the incident as the pair were sent off for treatment.

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Sadio Mane says he is okay after clashing his head with Vozinha. Photo: sadiomaneofficiel
Source: Instagram

Senegal beat Cape Verde

Mane returned to the pitch and scored his side’s opener before he was replaced as he was rushed to the hospital for treatment.

Senegal eventually grabbed a second goal late on after Cape Verde were reduced to nine men, but the clash of heads remain the talking point from the game.

Mane has however calmed the nerves of both Senegal and Liverpool fans by posting a picture of himself and the opposition goalkeeper Vozinha.

Mane added the caption to his Instagram:

"Senegal vs Cape Verde in the pitch, in the hospital. Everything is fine, thank you all for the messages."

The incident happened after 70 minutes as Mane was charging through on goal, before being taken out by Vozinha, who received Cape Verde's second red card of the game.

Senegal coach reacts

Senegal head coach Cisse said after the final whistle, as reported by journalist Adama Ndione:

"Sadio had a big shock with the goalkeeper and I haven't heard from him yet, he was dizzy and he is currently in the hospital."

Jordan Ayew returns for Crystal Palace vs Liverpool clash

Sports Brief earlier reported that Ghana international Jordan Ayew will have no time to mop about his nation’s disappointing Africa Cup of Nations campaign as he is set to be included in Crystal Palace’s squad against Liverpool.

Palace face Liverpool in a tough Premier League encounter on Sunday, January 23 and Eagles boss Patrick Vieira confirmed that Ayew would likely feature in that game.

The Black Stars are one of the early departures from AFCON and their fate was sealed after a shock 3-2 defeat to Comoros.

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Babajide Orevba is a CAF accredited Nigerian journalist and HOD of the Local Desk with over 10 years of experience in media landscape.He studied NCE Political Science/Social Studies, AOCOED.