Video of Senegal President Macky Sall's Stunning Reaction to Sadio Mane’s Penalty Miss Drops

Video of Senegal President Macky Sall's Stunning Reaction to Sadio Mane’s Penalty Miss Drops

Lukman Mumuni
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:55 PM
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  • Senegal's President Macky Sall was given a scare by Sadio Mane after he missed a first half penalty against Egypt
  • The Liverpool star however became the hero of Senegal after converting the winning penalty in the shootouts as they were crowned champions
  • Sadio Mane has also been named the player of the tournament following his exploits in Cameroon as the competition ended on Sunday

President of Senegal, Macky Sall, had his hands over his head after Liverpool star Sadio Mane missed the opportunity to give the Teranga Lions the lead in the AFCON final following his sixth minute penalty miss.

However, he went from villain to hero after seizing the moment to score the winner in the shootouts against Egypt for Senegal to be crowned champions.

In a video on Twitter, spotted by Sports Brief, president Macky Sall's reaction looked like he was going to give up.

Sadio Mane about to take penalty against Egypt. SOURCE: @goal @julietbawuah
Sadio Mane's penalty miss draws reaction from Seneal president. SOURCE: @goal @julietbawuah
Source: Twitter

After a pulsating 120 minutes of football, the game had to be decided on penalties, and this time, Sadio Mane and Senegal were successful.

It was the West African country's first Africa Cup of Nations triumph after coming close twice, in 2002 and in 2019.

Sadio Mane has been named AFCON player of the tournament

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.

Mane reveals most important career trophy

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.

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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.