AFCON 2021: Mane gives upgrade on head during Senegal vs Cape Verde clash

Senegal forward, Sadio Mane, has provided update on his head injury after being required off in his side’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, round of 16 win over Cape Verde on Tuesday.

Mane suffered a clash of heads with Cape Verde goalkeeper Vozinha while competing for a high ball throughout Senegal’s AFCON 2-0 win against the Blue Sharks.

Vozinha was eventually sent for the occurrence, prior to the hour mark, after receiving treatment himself.

Regardless of the effect of the head clash in between the duo, Mane was controversially enabled to continue and the 29-year-old offered Senegal their first objective of the encounter 6 minutes later on.

Shortly after that Mane decreased once again holding his head, following an extended VAR check to validate his objective.

The Liverpool star was then substituted in the 70th minute after being helped by his teammates and accompanied off the pitch by the Senegalese medical group.

Supplying an update on his physical fitness, Mane published a picture on Instagram of him along with Vozinha, with the captions: “Senegal vs Cape Verde in the pitch, in the hospital.

“Everything is great, thank you all for the messages.”

Senegal coach Cisse informed press reporters at his post-match press conference: “Sadio had a big shock with the goalkeeper and I have not heard from him yet, he was woozy and he is presently in the healthcare facility.

“We will have news later on. I hope he is doing very well.”

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