Injured Senegal star Sadio Mane will miss multiple matches at the World Cup, Abdoulaye Sow, an official from the Senegal Football Federation has revealed.
Newsbreak.ng reports that Senegal’s Teranga Lions landed in Doha for the FIFA World Cup without their ever dependable Mane who is nursing injuries from a Bundesliga game for Bayern Munich against Werder Bremen last Tuesday.
Coach Aliou Cisse could not afford to drop Mane from the party despite his injuries when naming his final 26-man squad on Monday.
The 30-year-old forward was forced off in the first half of Bayern Munich’s 6-1 crushing of Bremen.
The German champions said he had an injury “to the head of his right fibula” and missed Saturday’s game against Schalke.
“We will have to rely on playing the first games without Sadio and win without Sadio because we have 25 players apart from Sadio,” Sow said. “No one would have wanted it, but that’s what’s happened to us.”
Senegal begin their Group A campaign against the Netherlands on November 21.