Liverpool and Senegal forward, Sadio Mane says he is not ready to give up his chase for Africa’s best player award until he lands it.
Mane found himself in the shadows of Mohamed Salah the previous two years including Tuesday’s awards night in which he finished runner-up at his home in Dakar.
“I will do my best to win the trophy for the best player next year. I won’t let go and I will fight for it. I congratulate the winner (Mohamed Salah) and on the collective level, our agreement is very beneficial for Liverpool in our league title bid in England and in the UEFA Champions League,” he said in reaction after coming up second best.
Commenting on the forthcoming Africa Cup of Nations which Egypt is billed to host after Cameroon got stripped of the rights, he said: “With the national team, all Senegalese are expecting us to win the ultimate at the next Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, and we will work to achieve that.”
It will be back to business for Mane and table-topping Liverpool this Saturday as The Reds travel out to the American Express Community Stadium up against thirteenth-placed Brighton and Hove Albion.