AFCON2019: A look at Sadio Mane’s performance against Kenya

Senegal captain Sadio Mane successfully led his team to book a place for the round of 16 in their final group C match on Monday. The Liverpool star woke up from a long slumber to score 2 goals in their 3-0 victory against Kenya’s Harambee Stars.

The Lions of Teranga experienced a torrid time in the first half as Kenya remained resilient till the 63rd minute when  Ismaila Sarr broke the deadlock by hooking in a cross that Keeper Matasi failed to intercept. Things became easy for Mane and his compatriots after the opening goal.

Nine minutes later, Senegal cleared a corner and released Mane, who drilled the ball past Matasi to put his team two goals ahead. Mane, who was now clinical scored a penalty in the 78th minute after Matasi saved his first penalty in the 27th minute. Mane generally was a big boost to his team.

According to statistics, the 27-year-old was composed and efficient; he was there when his team needed him most. His first goal was standard and mindboggling. His two goals made him join a group of nine players who have scored 2 goals each in the ongoing tournament.


His superb performance earned him the man of the match.

Mane will now lead his team against Uganda in their round of 16 matches where the winner will proceed to the quarter-finals.

Here is a video for the full match highlights

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