Sadio Mane is not going to play in the 2022 FIFA World Cup. He made to the final squad despite being out with an injury sustained during FC Bayern Munich’s match against Werder Bremen.
Although his participation was uncertain due to a leg injury, there were hopes that he would be able to play in Qatar. As things stand, he will not be able to recover in time, which is a huge setback for African football fans in general.
Senegal is one of the five African countries on the biggest stage in international football where they will play without their captain. The unavailability of their skipper comes as a huge setback for the reigning champions of the African Cup of Nations.
The former Liverpool FC attacker would have played a central role in Senegal’s campaign at the World Cup. Lions of Teranga looked like the strongest African team at the tournament by many.
Post the confirmation of his inability to participate, Senegal’s chances have suffered a huge blow. The national team is in Group A alongside the host nation Qatar, the Netherlands and Ecuador.