Heartwarming Footage of Senegal Legend El Hadji Diouf Ball Juggling With Sadio Mane Emerges

Heartwarming Footage of Senegal Legend El Hadji Diouf Ball Juggling With Sadio Mane Emerges

Lukman Mumuni
March 27, 2023 at 4:58 PM
  • Sadio Mane has joined his Senegal teammates for international duty
  • The Senegal forward was spotted with former Liverpool star El Hadji Diouf in training
  • Senegal travel to Mozambique for the second leg of their AFCON qualifiers on Tuesday

Sadio Mane's return to international football has seen him reunite with former Liverpool and Senegal forward El Hadji Diouf.

Diouf is currently part of the technical team of Senegal as the Teranga Lions prepare to face Mozambique in the second leg of their AFCON qualifiers.

Mane scored in the 5-1 first leg thrashing of Mozambique at the newly built Abdoulaye Wade Stadium.

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Sadio Mane has been spotted ball joggling with former Liverpool star El Hadji Diouf. Credit: @JoueursSN
Source: Twitter

During training at the Estadio Zimpeto, Mane was joined by Diouf as they duo displayed tremendous ball juggling skills. The pair were also joined by Iliman Ndaye.

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In a video shared on social media, the Senegal stars enjoyed the moment as they prepare for the game on Tuesday.

The African champions sit top of Group L and need just a point to qualify for next year's Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast.

Mane is returning to the team after injury ruled him out of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

The former Liverpool star spent three months on the sidelines but returned last month for German giants Bayern Munich, making a few Bundesliga appearances before the international break.

Mane spotted reading Quran

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Sadio Mane's strong belief in his Islamic faith has always brought people close to him and even his teammates.

During Bayern Munich's trip to Leverkusen for their week 25 Bundesliga clash, the Senegalese forward was spotted reading the Holy Quran.

Out of curiosity, Thomas Muller captured the moment as Mane performed his religious duty.

Mane named Player of the Year

Bayern Munich winger, Sadio Mane has been voted the best Senegalese player abroad for the seventh time.

The former Liverpool star reclaimed the Jules Francois Bocande trophy after losing it to Chelsea goalkeeper, Edouard Mendy in 2021.

The 30-year-old attacker beat Mendy's Chelsea teammate, Kalidou Koulibaly and Boulaye Dia to win the coveted trophy.

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