Sadio Mane Celebrates Senegal Milestone With Brace Against South Sudan in World Cup Qualifiers

Sadio Mane Celebrates Senegal Milestone With Brace Against South Sudan in World Cup Qualifiers

Lukman Mumuni
November 19, 2023 at 10:18 AM
  • Sadio Mane scored a brace as Senegal beat South Sudan
  • The Al-Nassr star made his hundredth appearance for the Teranga Lions
  • Senegal will next face Togo in the World Cup qualifiers

Sadio Mane marked his hundredth appearance for Senegal with a brace against South Sudan as the African Champions got off to a winning start in the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

The Al-Nassr scored in both halves as the Teranga Lions strolled to a 4-0 win at the Abdoulaye Wade Stadium in Darkar.

Senegal needed just a minute to break the deadlock after Tottenham Hotspurs midfielder fired home the opener before Mane doubled the lead five minutes later after cleverly beating his marker to slot home from a Habib Diallo pass.

Sadio Mane, Senegal, Africa, South Sudan
Sadio Mane celebrating his goal against South Sudan in the World Cup qualifiers. Credit: @FSF
Source: Twitter

The West Africans extended their advantage just before half time through Lamine Camara.

Mane put the icing on the cake after the break, converting from the spot as Senegal tore apart their opponents in front of a jubilant home crowd, as reported by CAF Online.

The Saudi-based winger was presented with a jersey with the number 100 to mark his achievement with the national team, as spotted on social media.

Mane has scored 40 goals, provided 26 assists in the Senegalese jersey, and remains a national icon for the one-time African champions.

Senegal travel to Lomé to face Togo in the second game of the qualifiers.

Sadio Mane opens up on Senegal's AFCON success

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Al-Nassr forward Sadio Mane has attributed Senegal's success in football in recent years to their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations triumph.

The victory in Cameroon last year sparked a run for Senegalese football as the various national teams emerged champions at the different tournaments on the continent.

The West African nation won the U17, U20, and the Championship of African Nations, as well as the beach soccer tournament.

Mane shortlisted for African PoTY

Sports Brief also reported that the CAF has announced their list of nominees for the annual CAF Awards to be held in Morocco.

As well as Player of the Year and Coach of the Year, there are seven categories to go through, with seven for the women's awards.

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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.
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