Monday, June 17, 2024

Mane: I will stop taking penalties for Senegal

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Senegalese superstar Sadio Mane has opted to stop taking penalties for the Teranga Lions after missing two at the Nations Cup.

Mane missed a penalty against Uganda but scored the winner as the West Africans progressed to the quarterfinals of the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

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Despite scoring three times at the tournament, the Liverpool attacker has taken a step back from taking penalties for his national team.

“I will not be selfish,” Mane said in a press statement after the meeting.

“I will stop paying penalty shootouts after being twice wasted so far in the tournament.”

“My team comes first, and I will give another colleague a chance to pay penalties if we get it in the future.”

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Mane also missed a penalty at the competition two years ago in Gabon.

Senegal will next face Benin in the last eight with the winger expected to star once again.

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