Sadio Mane Sidelines UCL Trophy As He Reveals Most Important Career Title

Sadio Mane Sidelines UCL Trophy As He Reveals Most Important Career Title

Lukman Mumuni
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:55 PM
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  • Sadio Mane has revealed the important trophy of his glittering football career following Senegal's AFCON success in Cameroon
  • The Liverpool star led Senegal to their first-ever Africa Cup of Nations title after defeating Egypt in the finals on Sunday
  • Sadio Mane ended the competition as the tournament's best player with three goals and two assists

Sadio Mane went from villain to hero after missing a fifth-minute penalty to score the winner in the shootouts as Senegal beat Egypt to win the Africa Cup of Nations.

The Liverpool star added the AFCON title to his rich list of trophies which includes the English Premier League and the UEFA Champions League.

However, an excited Mane after being crowned player of the tournament revealed winning the Africa Cup of Nations trophy is the most important piece of achievement in his career.

Sadio Mane wins AFCON title with Senegal. SOURCE: @CAF_Online @LFC
Sadio Mane reveals AFCON triumph is the most important in his life. SOURCE: @CAF_Online @LFC
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"It's not just the most important trophy but it is the most important day of my life, the best day of my life and so far the best trophy of my life," said Sadio Mane to reporters.
"I just can't express my feelings and I am very proud of what we have done," he added.

Sadio Mane had missed a penalty just five minutes into the game but elected himself for the winner in the shootouts.

"I wasn't happy when I missed the penalty but the big difference today was my teammates," said the forward.
"After missing the penalty, everybody came to me in the dressing room that Sadio we don't care what happened. We lose together and we win together," he added.

Senegal are winning the title for the first time in their history after losing twice before last night's finals.

Sadio Mane named best player at AFCON

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Senegal's penalty winning hero, Sadio Mane, has been crowned the best player at the just-ended Africa Cup of Nations after leading the Teranga Lions to their first-ever AFCON glory.

The Liverpool star was joined on the podium by goalkeeper Edouard Mendy, who was awarded the golden glove, with Cameroon's Vincent Aboubakar scooping the golden boot.

Mane starred at the tournament for Senegal, scoring three goals and providing two assists as they won the trophy for the first time in their history.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.