After helping Senegal to win its first Africa Cup of Nations trophy, the government has announced that a stadium will be named after Sadio Mane.
The 29-year-old Liverpool striker was able to score the winning goal that gave the Teranga Lions victory against Egypt in the just ended AFCON in Cameroon.
The mayor of Sadio Mane’s hometown Sedhiou revealed the stadium which is currently under construction will bear the name of the football star.
Mayor Abdoulaye made the announcement recently while congratulating the best player of the AFCON 2021 tournament and his entire squad for bagging the trophy to Senegal for the first time.
“I have decided to name the Sedhiou stadium after Sadio Mane. 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 towns,” Mayor Abdoulaye said.
The Mayor further explained that Sadio Mane merits the gift for his utmost performance.
“This is a gift that Sadio Mane truly deserves,” the Mayor added.
Sadio Mane’s stadium is already under construction and is expected to be completed by 2023.
Senegal finished as a finalist in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, after they lost at the finals to the Desert Foxes of Algeria.
Sadio Mane invested all his best this time around in Cameroon, scoring three goals and also scoring the winning penalty for Senegal.