Sadio Mane Immotalised; Stadium Named After Him

For he helping his nation win its very first African Cup of Nations, AFCON, Senegal and Liverpool player Sadio Mane now has a stadium named after him.

The Liverpool striker, 29, converted the title-winning penalty as the Teranga Lions overcame Egypt in the final of the just concluded AFCON.

The mayor of his birthplace Sedhiou has now announced the town’s new football stadium will bear his name.

The future Stade Sadio Mane is currently under construction and due to open next year.

According to Mayor Abdoulaye Diop “Sadio Mane has honoured all of Senegal, the Sedhiou region, and the entire Casamance area.

“I have decided to name the Sedhiou stadium after him.

“In doing so I wish to convey the gratitude of all the sons and daughters of the region towards him.

“He has made all of mankind aware of Bambali and Sedhiou, the region’s main town.

“This is a gift that Sadio Mane truly deserves.”

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