Liverpool Star Sadio Mane Predicted Which Team Will Play AFCON Final And It Came To Pass (Video)

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Liverpool star Sadio Mane mocked his Liverpool teammates Mo Salah and Naby Keita, claiming: ‘I can’t play against two teams in the final’ in preparation to his Africa Cup of Nations campaign with Senegal.

Liverpool Star Sadio Mane Predicted Which Team Will Play AFCON Final And It Came To Pass (Video)
Liverpool star Sadio Mane mocked his Liverpool teammates

The AFCON Final and third place is upon already, Cameroon opened the Tournament with a 2-1 over Burkina Faso 2-1, it has been quite a tournament.

Mane made a video on social media ahead of their tournament opener, confidently predicting that his team would reach the final and wishing Salah and Keita success with Egypt and Guinea, respectively.

‘I have a special message for my dear friends… Naby Keita and Mo Salah,’ added the attacker, who will face Keita’s Guinea in Senegal’s second group stage match on January 14.

‘Unfortunately I can’t play against two teams in the final, so I have to play against one.’ He predicted Senegal would beat one of the teams 1-0 in the final, adding: ‘I want to say good luck to all of you, I’ll see you soon.’

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Both Mane and Salah are considered the best players in the AFCON this month, and as a result, Senegal and Egypt are considered the favorites to win the tournament.

While Mane may be optimistic about his team’s chances at the competition, Senegal has had a rocky start in Cameroon following a Covid outbreak.

Senegal was one of the favorites to win the tournament before it even started, and they’ve lived up to the hype thus far.

They started their campaign with a 1-0 win over Zimbabwe, followed by two 0-0 draws in Group B against Guinea and Malawi, which was enough to get them to the last 16.

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The draws against opponents that Senegal was expected to beat led to increased media criticism of their manager.

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Senegal turned up the heat in terms of goals in the knockout stages, scoring eight goals in their previous three games in the run-up to the final, with Sadio Mane playing a key role in that outstanding run.

Cisse earned 35 caps for Senegal as a player and served as captain during the 2002 World Cup, when the team famously defeated holders France in their first group game.

He has led Senegal in 17 games at the Africa Cup of Nations since taking over in 2015, losing only to Cameroon and Algeria.

Egypt’s coach wants the match to be rescheduled

Meanwhile, Sports Brief stated that Egypt coach Diaa al-Sayed wants the AFCON final versus Senegal to be rescheduled for Monday.

Liverpool Star Sadio Mane Predicted Which Team Will Play AFCON Final And It Came To Pass (Video)

Egypt advanced to the final after going to extra time for the third time in a row, defeating Cameroon on penalties.

Since Senegal has had more than 48 hours to prepare for the match, Diaa al-Sayed believes his squad should be granted at least one more day to rest and prepare.

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