Mane's Message to Ronaldo, Team After First Trophy With Al Nassr

Mane's Message to Ronaldo, Team After First Trophy With Al Nassr

Lukman Mumuni
updated at August 15, 2023 at 7:33 AM
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  • Sadio Mane has won his first trophy with Al-Nassr just weeks after joining the team
  • The Senegalese had a classy message to his teammates including Cristiano Ronaldo
  • Al-Nassr will begin their Saudi Pro League campaign with a game against Al-Ettifaq

Sadio Mane has shared his excitement after playing a role in Al-Nassr's Arab Club Champions Cup success on Saturday.

The former Liverpool forward contributed to a comeback victory over Al-Hilal, despite his team playing most of the game with 10 men.

Cristiano Ronaldo netted both goals for the Knights of Najd to ensure they won their first title before the opening game of the Saudi Pro League.

Cristiano Ronaldo, Sadio Mane, Al Nassr, Saudi Arabia
Sadio Mane has celebrated his teammates after winning the Arab Club Champions Cup. Credit: @AlNassrFC
Source: Twitter

Mane, who joined the team last week, played three matches in the competition and won the penalty that helped them reach the last round.

After the victory, the Senegalese international praised Ronaldo and his teammates for their achievement.

"It’s all about this, well done boys," the 31-year-old wrote on Twitter.

Ronaldo, who won the golden boot at the conclusion of the tournament with six goals, also expressed gratitude to the club and the fans.

"Extremely proud to [have] helped the team [win] this important trophy for the 1st time! Thank you to everyone in the club that was involved in this great achievement and to my family and friends for always being by my side! Fantastic support by our fans! This also belongs to you!" he posted on Twitter.

Al-Nassr have since shifted their attention to the Saudi Pro League, where they were defeated by Al-Ettifaq in the first match of the 2023/24 season.

Ronaldo inspires Al-Nassr to victory

Sports Brief also reported on Ronaldo winning the final for Al-Nassr after netting a brace during the last round of the Arab Club Champions Cup.

Al-Hilal took an early second-half lead and were cruising to victory when the Portuguese superstar showed his brilliance in the final 15 minutes.

Mane scores in Al-Nassr defeat

Sports Brief also reported on Mane scoring Al-Nassr's only goal as the Knights of Najd suffered defeat to Al-Ettifaq on the opening day of the new Saudi Pro League season.

The Senegalese forward stood in as captain in place of Ronaldo, scoring within four minutes as his team went into the half-time break ahead of Steven Gerrard's charges.

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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.