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‘If I die, it will be my fault’ – Sadio Mane explains what contract he was about to sign to play for Senegal in AFCON 2022

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'If I die, it will be my fault' - Sadio Mane explains what contract he was about to sign to play for Senegal in AFCON 2022

Sadio Mane has spoken about how he was able to sign an agreement assuming total responsibility for his own conceivable passing in the Africa Cup of Nations 2022 quarter-finals after he experienced a head injury in the game before that.

He told Pro Direct Soccer France: “When I got injured against Cape Verde and I had concussion, I never talked about it that day.

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“Liverpool put pressure on the federation and wrote a letter to Fifa that I needed at least five days rest so that meant I was to miss the quarter-finals.

“Our national team doctor also had to follow those rules. When they told me that, I called the coach and told him ‘The doctor does not want me to play but you have to put me in the starting 11’

“I called the federation president and told him we need to have a meeting because I have to play. I could give up my life. I know I shouldn’t play but let us have a contract. It will be my responsibility, I will sign.

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“If I die, they have to say it is my fault. No one’s fault. But they said ‘Sadio, you cannot play’ but I said ‘no, no, it is out of the question’”

Ultimately, Mane was cleared for the quarter-final game against Guinea and played in it, helping his side pick up a major win. He went onto play all their remaining games and lift the AFCON title with his teammates after defeating Egypt in the final.

Source: Pro Direct Soccer France

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WAFCON 2022 Final: South Africa vs Morocco LIVE STREAM!

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WAFCON 2022 Final: South Africa vs Morocco LIVE STREAM!

Banyana Banyana continue with their bid for a first Women’s Africa Cup of Nations title when they clash against Morocco in Saturday’s final at Prince Moulay Abdallah Stadium.

Having lost in the final on six previous occasions, Banyana are looking to finally getting it right this time around.

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WAFCON 2022: Zambia vs Nigeria Third Place Play-Off LIVE STREAM

The Nigeria national women’s team lost 1-0 to their Zambian counterparts Friday night in the match for the bronze medal at the ongoing Women’s Africa Cup of Nations.

Having failed to make it to the final, the Super Falcons and Shepolopolo needed the bronze medal match as some form of consolation.

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However, even though it was the Nigerian ladies that dominated play at the Complexe Mohamed V in Casablanca, a fortuitous strike just before the half-hour mark by Evarine Katongo was helped into the net by Chiamaka Nnadozie.

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Zambia 0-1 South Africa: Linda Motlhalo sends Bafana Bafana to WAFCON 2022 final (Video)

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Zambia 0-1 South Africa

Banyana of South Africa have equalified for the final of the WAFCON 2022 tournament in the wake of getting a sensational 1-0 success against the Copper Queens of Zambia in Monday’s semi-last.

With the game heading for extra-time following six minutes of added time, the South Africans were granted a penalty for a foul on a Banyana player after lengthy meeting with VAR.

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And Linda Motlhalo changed over the spot kick to send the South Africans to their fifth WAFCON in final debut.

It is presently consecutive final debut for Banyana, who lost 4-3 to the Super Falcons of Nigeria at the 2018 edition.

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