Sadio Mane Makes 'Funny Joke' as Al Nassr Teammates Celebrate Ronaldo's 40 Goal Landmark

Sadio Mane Makes 'Funny Joke' as Al Nassr Teammates Celebrate Ronaldo's 40 Goal Landmark

Lukman Mumuni
updated at October 21, 2023 at 6:44 PM
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  • Sadio Mane joined his Al-Nassr teammates to celebrate Cristiano Ronaldo
  • The Senegal star joked as the team took a pic with the Portuguese veteran
  • Al-Nassr will take on Damac in a Saudi Pro League encounter on Saturday

Senegalese forward, Sadio Mane made a hilarious comment as Al-Nassr players celebrated Cristiano Ronaldo following his 40-goal achievement in 2023.

The Portuguese superstar returned from the international break to a lovely surprise from his teammates, who presented him with a cake to mark his latest milestone.

Ronaldo surpassed Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland with his goals for Portugal during the EURO 2024 qualifiers.

Sadio Mane, Ronaldo, Al-Nassr, Saudi Arabia
Sadio Mane and Cristiano Ronaldo during Al-Nassr's training on Thursday. Credit: @AlNassrFC_EN
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In a video shared on social media, Mane jokingly told the ex-Manchester United star that they have to train so he should wait after that to eat his cake.

"You have to eat later, we have to train," he said.

Mane joined his colleagues at they took a group photo with Ronaldo as preparations began ahead of the return of the Saudi Pro League on Friday.

Meanwhile, the Knights of Najd will face Damac on Saturday as the pursuit of the SPL title continues.

Ronaldo joined Al-Nassr in December 2022 after leaving English giants, Man United, as reported by The Guardian. Meanwhile, Mane signed for the Saudi side after ending his stay with Bayern Munich in the summer transfer window.

Mane propels Senegal to victory against Cameroon

Sports Brief previously reported on Mane inspiring Senegal to victory in their international friendly against Cameroon after netting the only goal of the game at the Stade Bollaert-Delelis.

The Al-Nassr star, fresh off his role in the 2023 AFCON draw, converted from the spot in the first half to hand the Teranga Lions a morale-boosting win ahead of next month's World Cup qualifiers.

Mane dazzles in African print at AFCON draw

Sports Brief also reported on Mane displaying his true African heritage as he arrived at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations draw in a Senegal-made kaftan.

The 31-year-old superstar led his country to their first-ever AFCON title in 2022 after scoring the winning penalty against Egypt in a thrilling final last year.

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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.