- Bayern Munich forward Sadio Mane has arrived in France for Senegal's international friendly against Bolivia
- The African Player of the Year was met by fans in Orleans, France, as preparations continue for the friendly on Saturday
- Senegal are one of the countries to represent Africa at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar later this year
Sadio Mane joined his Senegal teammates in Orleans, France, ahead of their international friendly against Bolivia on Saturday, September 24, 2022.
The Bayern Munich star was met by fans as he touched down at Senegal's training base for preparations ahead of the friendly this weekend.
In a video posted on social media, Mane was mobbed by fans who wanted to take photos with the Senegalese football icon.
Sadio Mane is revered by the people of Senegal after helping the Teranga Lions to their first-ever Africa Cup of Nations triumph earlier this year.
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The former Liverpool winger was named Africa's Player of the Year after a successful campaign in England and at the Nations Cup in Cameroon.
Senegal will also engage Iran three days after their friendly against Bolivia.
The African champions have been drawn in Group A of the 2022 FIFA World Cup alongside hosts Qatar, the Netherlands and Ecuador.
Senegal players arrive in France ahead of the Bolivia friendly
Earlier, Sports Brief reported that African champions, Senegal, have started training ahead of their international friendlies later this week against Bolivia and Iran in France.
The players arrived in Orleans, France, on Monday afternoon as preparations begin for the final international break before the World Cup in Qatar.
In a video posted on Twitter, the players, including new members of the team, were seen trooping to their base in Orleans.
Bayern Munich fans react to Mane's performance against Barcelona
For all of Bayern Munich's recent troubles in the Bundesliga this season, there is always comfort for them in facing FC Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League.
The Bavarians continued their supremacy over the Catalan outfit with a 2-0 victory at the Allianz Arena on Tuesday evening, thanks to strikes from Lucas Hernandez and Leroy Sane.
However, new signing Sadio Mane struggled to impose his presence in the game and looked sluggish throughout.