Bourges Foot: Sadio Mane Visits Club He Brought in France For the First Time Ahead of League Game

Bourges Foot: Sadio Mane Visits Club He Brought in France For the First Time Ahead of League Game

Lukman Mumuni
updated at March 20, 2024 at 9:23 PM
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  • Sadio Mane was in France to watch Bourges Foot in the fourth division
  • The Senegal international owns the club after securing a majority stake
  • Mane starred for Al-Nassr as they defeated Al-Ahli in Saudi Arabia

Sadio Mane travelled to France to meet players and the management of Bourges Foot, a club he bought last year.

The Senegalese forward, who plies his trade in Saudi Arabia with Al-Nassr FC, watched his team for the first time in their league game against Avoine Olympique.

Having purchased the French fourth-tier club, Mane hopes to lead the team to the top tier in the coming years while also helping players from Senegal start their careers in Europe through Bourges Foot.

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Sadio Mane delivers speech to players of French club Bourges Foot. Credit: @bourgesfoot18
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Mane shared a moment with the players as he opened up on his aspirations for the club during a brief presser.

He also visited the youth teams before joining the senior side at the stadium for their game against Avoine Olympique, a match they won 1-0.

"Nice to find myself among you!! Bourges Foot," he wrote on social media following his arrival.

Bourges Foot currently sits sixth on the Championnat National 2 table with 27 points after 19 matches, eight adrift of leaders Libourne, per US Soccerway.

The winner of the league qualifies for the National 2 which is the third tier of French football.

Mane buys French club Bourges Foot

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Senegalese forward, Sadio Mane has bought Bourges Foot, a French fourth-tier side following his move to Saudi Arabia.

The Al-Nassr star completed the takeover of the club last year and was confirmed the majority stakeholder of the French outfit.

Mane also became the latest footballer to buy a club after N'Golo Kante invested in Belgian third-tier side Royal Excelsior Virton.

Mane reunited with Roberto Firmino

Sports Brief also reported that Sadio Mane met his former Liverpool teammate Roberto Firmino after Al-Nassr's clash against Al-Ahly in the Saudi Pro League.

The ex-Reds stars shared a heartwarming moment together as they caught up on the old times following their departure from England.

Meanwhile, Al-Nassr returned to winning ways with a 1-0 victory over Al-Ahli after losing their last three games, including the AFC Champions League quarter-final tie against Al Ain.

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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.