Senegal star Sadio Mane may miss the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar after picking up an injury playing for Bayern Munich on Tuesday at the Allianz Arena.
News Central gathered that the Bayern attacker came off after barely 20 minutes into the game against Werder Bremen, which ended 6-1 in favour of the Bundesliga champions.
Senegal’s World Cup campaign will commence in 2 weeks against The Netherlands without their magician, at the Al Thumama Stadium.
Mane had led the Teranga Lions to their first-ever Africa Cup of Nations trophy after trouncing then-teammate Mohammed Salah’s side, Egypt, 4-2 on penalties in Cameroon.
The former Liverpool player and Senegal’s highest goal scorer with 34 goals will be pivotal to his country’s qualification where they also beat Egypt for the second time in the year, and also on penalties.
Mane joins a growing list of high-profile players injured ahead of the World Cup in Qatar. Some of the players include Paul Pogba and N’Golo Kante (France), Ben Chilwell (England), Georginio Wijnaldum (Netherlands), Timo Werner (Germany), and Diogo Jota (Portugal).
Senegal coach and former international Aliou Cissé is expected to announce his squad for the Qatar tournament on Friday.
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