Sadio Mane Scores As Senegal Cruise to Victory in International Friendly Against Bolivia

Sadio Mane Scores As Senegal Cruise to Victory in International Friendly Against Bolivia

Lukman Mumuni
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:12 PM
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  • Sadio Mane scored for Senegal as they defeated Bolivia in their penultimate friendly before the World Cup in Qatar
  • The African champions maintained their form as first half goal gave Aliu Cisse's men victory in France
  • Senegal, who have been drawn in Group A at the World Cup, will face Iran in their final friendly on Tuesday

Bayern Munich forward Sadio Mane was on target for African champions Senegal as they strolled to victory against Bolivia in an international friendly in France on Saturday.

The 30-year-old forward converted from the spot to add to Boulaye Dia's early goal as Senegal tested their strength against the South American nation.

Senegal got off to a great start after Boulaye Dia broke the deadlock just four minutes into the match, meeting a pass from Pathe Ciss.

Sadio Mane, Senegal, Boulaye Dia, Bolivia
Sadio Mane has scored for Senegal as they defeated Bolivia in an international friendly. Credit: @ActuFootAfrique
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The Teranga Lions dominated and continued to ask questions but wasted the chances that came their way.

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However, with four minutes remaining to half time, the Africans were awarded a penalty, which Mane elected himself and made no mistake from 12 yards.

The victory gives Senegal the needed boost ahead of their World Cup game against Ecuador in Group A.

Meanwhile, Senegal will play Iran in their final friendly on Tuesday.

The West Africans have been drawn in Group A alongside hosts Qatar, the Netherlands and Ecuador.

Senegal captain Kalidou Koulibaly confident an African country can win the World Cup

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Chelsea defender Kalidou Koulibaly believes the time for an African country to win the FIFA World Cup is now as Senegal prepare for the tournament in November and December with friendlies against Bolivia and Iran.

The African champions are in Orleans, France preparing for their friendly against Bolivia on Saturday.

Koulibaly, who was a member of the Senegal team that disappointingly exited the 2018 FIFA World Cup at the group stage, is confident of Africa's chances at the Mundial in Qatar.

Senegal players arrive in France for Bolivia friendly

African champions, Senegal, have started training ahead of their international friendlies later this week against Bolivia and Iran in France.

The players arrived in Orleans, France on Monday afternoon as preparations begin for the final international break before the World Cup in Qatar.

In a video posted on Twitter, the players including new members of the team were seen trooping to their base in Orleans.

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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.