AFCON 2021: Sadio Mane names country to reach final, predicts result


Liverpool forward, Sadio Mane, has backed Senegal to reach the final of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON.

He also predicted that Senegal would beat the team they will face in the final 1-0.

Mane said this in a video posted on the Executive Committee of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) official Instagram account ahead of Senegal’s AFCON tie with Zimbabwe on Monday.

He also wished his fellow club teammates, Mohamed Salah and Naby Keita best of luck at the tournament in Cameroon.

Mane said he can’t play against two teams in the final of the competition.

Recall that Salah will feature for Egypt at the 2021 AFCON, while Keita will play for Guinea.

“I have a special message for my good friends… Naby Keita and Mo Salah,” Mane said.

“Unfortunately, I can’t play against two teams in the final, so I have to play against one.”

“Senegal to win 1-0 in the final. I want to say good luck to all of you, I will see you soon.”