Sadio Mane Wakes up With AFCON 2021 Trophy Beside him as Stunning and Adorable Photo Goes Viral

Sadio Mane Wakes up With AFCON 2021 Trophy Beside him as Stunning and Adorable Photo Goes Viral

Ibitoye Shittu
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:55 PM
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  • Senegal on Sunday night, February 6, defeated Egypt in the final of the 2021 African Cup of Nations held in Cameroon
  • Sadio Mane who plays for Liverpool in the Premier League scored the winning goal for his nation against Egypt
  • And on Monday morning, February 7, the African Cup of Nations title was spotted on the bed beside Sadio Mane

Sadio Mane has posted adorable photo of himself waking up in his hotel room in Cameroon on Monday morning, February 7, with the African Cup of Nations trophy and his medal.

The Liverpool striker scored the decisive penalty kick on Sunday night, February 6, which gave the Senegalese team the AFCON 2021 title beating seven-time champions Egypt.

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Sadio Mane in action for Senegal at 2021 AFCON. Photo by Visionhaus
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Egypt started their campaign at the just concluded 2021 African Cup of Nations on a losing note against the Super Eagles of Nigeria, but they bounced back winning their subsequent games before reaching the final.

Who did Egypt beat in the AFCON 2021 semifinal?

Mohamed Salah and his teammates were impressive in their semifinal clash against Cameroon as they won on penalties against the host nation in what was a tough battle.

And in the final against Senegal, Egypt tried their best, but was not enough against a more determined Senegalese national team.

Sadio Mane would have even sealed the win for Senegal in the first half, but his penalty was saved by Egyptian goalkeeper before the final match entered into penalties after extra time.

Is this Senegal's first ever AFCON title?

Before their win over Egypt in the final, Senegal have never won the AFCON title and it is awesome to see Sadio Mane putting the title beside him on his bed.

Sadio Mane named AFCON best player as Mendy and Aboubakar win top individual honours

Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how Senegal's penalty winning hero, Sadio Mane, was 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.

After the game, the attacker was present his awarded, with Mendy and Aboubakar also picking their individual honours.

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