Sadio Mane and Edouard Mendy have come out to say they are committed to winning the African of Nations. The two players said they are determined to ease the pressure on coach Aliou Cisse by winning the Africa Cup of Nations on Sunday.
Sadio Mane Believes they Deserve the 2021 Afcon Trophy
Senegal was the last runners-up in 2019, they came very close to winning the tournament but could not as they lost to Algeria. The Teranga Lions began with a slim win over Zimbabwe followed by goalless draws against Guinea and Malawi in Group B, which led to media criticism of Cisse.
But Liverpool forward Sadio Mane’s brilliance helped them to dominate victories over Cape Verde, Equatorial Guinea and Burkina Faso to book their final ticket. Speaking about the final the Senegalese star said: “I believe this man [Aliou Cisse] deserves everything because he’s the most criticised coach I’ve ever seen in my life, but he never gives up.”
The player said they will like to win the tournament for their head coach as the manager is has received lots of criticism doing his job. He said the manager and their country deserves the tournament. They will be playing g the final leg against Egypt who defeated host Cameroon in a penalty shot-out.