Standout player for Senegal, Sadio Mane, spent the night in bed with the AFCON 2021 trophy as a reward for helping his country win the tournament. The Liverpool winger posted a photo of himself in bed, with his gold medal around his neck and the African Cup of Nations trophy on his chest.
Sadio Mane missed a penalty during the 90 minutes of play, but he sealed victory for Senegal during the penalty shoutout. He made history for his country by being the first Senegalese team to win an AFCON trophy.
Mane was overjoyed to nap with his new gold pieces and a trophy while his teammates focused on continuing the party at their Cameroonian hotel.
A group of Senegalese players were seen singing and dancing in the hotel corridor. To celebrate their victory and history, the players sang in chorus with a microphone in their hands. Sadio Mane erased their failures they made in 2019 by losing in the final to Algeria.
Mane was named the AFCON Player of the Tournament, while Mendy was awarded the tournament’s Best Goalkeeper. Mendy has 5 clean sheets for Senegal and is expected to return back to England together with Sadio Mane for the remainder of the season.