Sadio Mane Proudly Shows 18 Year Old Wife’s Photo on Phone to Teammates en Route to AFCON

Sadio Mane Proudly Shows 18 Year Old Wife’s Photo on Phone to Teammates en Route to AFCON

Lukman Mumuni
updated at February 13, 2024 at 11:54 AM
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  • Sadio Mane has kept his wife close to him ahead of AFCON 2023
  • The former Liverpool star has married his partner, Aisha Tamba
  • Mane left with Senegal for AFCON 2023 days after the wedding

Sadio Mane continues to hog the headlines following his marriage to 18-year-old Aisha Tamba.

The Senegal and Al-Nassr star tied the knot with his long-term girlfriend at a lavish private ceremony in Dakar on Sunday, January 7, 2024.

Mane had to postpone the honeymoon with his wife after joining his teammates for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.

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Sadio Mane shared a proud moment of his wife as Senegal left for AFCON. Credit: @DMane_Officiel Mag Vision
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However, while leaving Dakar for Abidjan, the 31-year-old shared a priceless moment with his teammates as he showed the photo of his wife to his friends.

According to Daily Star, Mrs Mane is now the background image on his phone and this could serve as a source of inspiration for the winger ahead of the start of AFCON 2023.

Senegal arrived in Abidjan on Tuesday before leaving for Yamoussoukro, where they will be based for their Group C games.

The defending champions will open their campaign with a game against neighbours Gambia before facing Cameroon and Guinea in subsequent games, per the BBC.

The Teranga Lions, one of the favourites to win the tournament, have been forced into some late changes following an injury to Boulaye Dia.

Sadio Mane marries ahead of AFCON 2023

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Senegal forward, Sadio Mane had married his long-time partner, Aisha Tamba, in a beautiful ceremony in the capital city of Dakar.

The announcement of the forward's wedding came as a surprise to many football fans, considering his love life has famously been kept a close secret.

The only time the Teranga Lions forward has ever spoken about marriage was about two years ago when he described the type of woman he would marry.

Senegal arrives for AFCON in style

Sports Brief also reported that defending African champions, Senegal arrived in Ivory Coast in crisp style ahead of the defence of their Africa Cup of Nations title.

Led by new husband and Al-Nassr star, Sadio Mane, the team touched down in Abidjan in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

The AFCON title holders will immediately travel to Yamoussoukro, where they will be based for all of their Group C matches.

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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.