Sadio Mane Gets Immortalized for Helping Senegal win first-ever AFCON title, Gets a Stadium Named After his Name

Sadio Mane Stadium in Senegal

Senegalese star, Sadio Mane, is getting immortalized as as thank you gift, by having a stadium named after him in Senegal after he help his team and country win their first-ever AFCON trophy last Sunday.



The 29-year-old who also plays for English side, Liverpool FC, missed an early opener by failing to convert a penalty to goal in the 7th minutes, but he then came back after 120mins to score a decisive goal in penalty shootout which gave his team and his country the 4-2 win they hoped for.



As a way of showing an appreciation, the mayor of his birthplace Sedhiou, announced that the town’s new football stadium which is still under construction, will bear his name, adding that the stadium will be due to open next year. Mayor Abdoulaye Diop declared:



 “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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