Abdoulaye Diop, the mayor of the Sedhiou region in Senegal, has officially announced the intention to bestow Sadio Mané, the prominent Liverpool star, with the honor of having the city’s newly constructed stadium named after him. This recognition serves as a commendation for Mané’s outstanding performance at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.
The 29-year-old scored the game-winning penalty kick in the sudden-death shootout that helped Senegal beat Egypt 4-2 in the renalty shootout after the game ended in a goalless draw at the end of extra time. This victory secured Senegal’s first ever African Cup of Nations championship.
Mane contributed three goals and two assists while playing for the Teranga Lions in Cameroon. He participated in all of the team’s matches in Cameroon.
Mané is a native of Sedhiou, which is located in the South-West region of Senegal. In addition to winning major titles with Liverpool, such as the Fifa Club World Cup, the UEFA Super Cup, the UEFA Champions League, and the Premier League, Mané’s success at the African Cup of Nations was the crowning achievement of his career.
According to what Diop had to say, as reported by Srorts News Africa, Sadio Mané had “honoured all of Senegal, the Sedhiou region, and the entire Casamance area.” “I have come to the conclusion that the Sedhiou stadium should be named after him.
“In doing so, it is my hope that I can express to him the gratitude of each and every son and daughter who resides in this region.
“He has brought Bambali and Sedhiou, the most important town in the area, to the attention of the entire human race. This is a present that Sadio Mané earns in every sense of the word.
Aliou Cisse’s men were given a dignified welcome by President Macky Sall of Senegal in the Presidential Palace on Tuesday, following their successful return from Cameroon. The reception took place shortly after their arrival.
The nation’s highest honour, the National Order of the Lion, was bestowed upon each of the rlayers by President Sall, who thereby elevated them to the rank of Grand Officer.
In addition to the honour, each of the players and members of the coaching crew received a bonus of 50 million francs CFA (approximately AUD$121,860) and a plot of land measuring 200 square metres in Dakar, the capital of the nation.