Sadio Mane Reacts After Senegal's Back to Back Wins During the International Break

Sadio Mane Reacts After Senegal's Back to Back Wins During the International Break

Lukman Mumuni
updated at March 27, 2024 at 5:50 PM
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  • Sadio Mane scored the winner as Senegal beat Benin 1-0
  • Senegal have recovered from their AFCON disappointment
  • The Teranga Lions are preparing for the World Cup qualifiers

Senegal's talismanic forward, Sadio Mane, has expressed delight following the Teranga Lions' back-to-back victories in the March international break.

The Al-Nassr star scored the only goal as Senegal defeated Benin in Amiens to wrap up their preparations for June's World Cup qualifiers.

The former Liverpool winger was also on target as the 2021 Africa champions thrashed Gabon last Friday.

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Sadio Mane celebrates after scoring the winner against Benin. Credit: @GaindeYi
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Mane believes the victories over Gabon and Benin will boost the team's morale ahead of the games against DR Congo and Mauritania in June, especially after their round of 16 exit at the Africa Cup of Nations.

“We scored above all to build confidence. When you score and the team wins, that's the main thing. I try to score or make my teammates score so that we win matches," he told Wiw Sport.

The winner against Benin was Mane's 43rd goal for the West African nation as he extended his record as the country's all-time top scorer.

He is expected to return to Saudi Arabia this week as Al-Nassr prepares to face Al Tai in the Saudi Pro League, per Sofascore.

Mane explains why he bought French club

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Sadio Mane disclosed his ambitions after acquiring French Championnat National 2 side, Bourges Foot 18.

The Senegalese forward visited the club for the first time last week, having completed the takeover of the team in 2023.

The Al-Nassr star met the players, management and technical team as he shared his aspirations for the fourth-tier side.

Mane visits French club Bourges Foot

Sports Brief also reported that 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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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.