The 30-year-old injured his right fibula while playing for Bayern Munich in a Bundesliga fixture against Werder Bremen at Allianz Arena
Supporters in Africa have prevailed upon Senegal coach Aliou Cisse to make sure he includes Bayern Munich forward Sadio Mane in the squad for the 2022 Fifa World Cup in Qatar.
The 30-year-old Lion of Teranga suffered an injury to his right fibula in Bayern’s 6-1 win against Werder Bremen on Tuesday.
Bayern have confirmed Africa’s Footballer of the Year will miss Saturday’s Bundesliga game against Schalke.
With only nine days remaining before the global competition gets underway in the Gulf nation, a cross-section of fans have descended on social media to implore Cisse not to leave behind the former Liverpool star.
In fact, some say he is a global icon like Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo or Neymar, and the World Cup will be poorer with his absence.
Senegal are pooled in Group D alongside the Netherlands, hosts Qatar and Ecuador. They will open their campaign against the Netherlands at Al Thumama Stadium on November 21.
Mane must go to the World Cup
Without Sadio Mane Senegal is incomplete. Correct decision 😇 – Aminul Ozil
Mane should be included even if he has one leg or cannot feature in the tournament at all. He deserves a slot. – Umeh Deyoung Chibuike
Even if he’s in Coma he will still go! He’s an inspiration for the team! – Tobi Ayodele
Take Mane even if his right leg is amputated. He’s the soul of that team. – Henry Eliazar
Mane better than Maguire
An injured Mane is better than the Harry Maguire that England took to the World Cup instead of a fit Fikayo Tomori that won the Serie A last season. – Fortunes Okoronkwo