The 29-year-old was heading in the right direction towards the Blue Sharks and is inside touching distance of the ex-Wigan star’s mark for the Lions of Teranga
Sadio Mane is closing in a Senegal goalscoring document held by legendary Henri Camara.
The Liverpool star was heading in the right direction for the Lions of Teranga as they silenced Cape Verde 2-0 in Tuesday’s worldwide pleasant.
Within the keenly contested affair performed on the Stade Lat Dior, Idrissa Gueye put Aliou Cisse’s males forward within the 56th minute, whereas Mane sealed the win from the penalty mark with 4 minutes left on the clock.
Following a foul on Ismaila Sarr within the field, the 2019 Africa Participant of the Yr rifled the following kick previous goalkeeper Sixten Mohlin.
It’s his twenty third purpose for the West Africans – a feat that noticed him overtake Mamadou Diallo.
Throughout his time within the Senegalese nationwide workforce between 1994–2000, Diallo – who represented Kawkab Marrakech, St. Gallen and Tampa Bay Mutiny scored 22 occasions for Senegal.
That mark noticed him equal Niang’s tally for the two-time Africa Cup of Nations runners-up as they’re now joint-second.
The previous Strasbourg and Olympique Marseille striker scored 23 occasions for Senegal throughout a world profession that spanned between 2002-2012.
Solely Camara have bettered the tally because the nation performed their first worldwide recreation in 1959 with 31 strikes.
With Mane’s newest effort, he additionally prolonged his worldwide scoring run to 4.
Whereas he was in motion from begin to end alongside Paris Saint-Germain’s Gueye, Watford’s Sarr was substituted for Mame Thiam within the 86th minute.
For goalkeeper Edouard Mendy – who helped Chelsea beat Manchester Metropolis to assert the Champions League title in Portugal – he was began in purpose forward of Rennes’ Alfred Gomis.
Due to this consequence, Senegal at the moment are unbeaten of their final six video games in all competitions.
Cisse’s facet could be hoping this way continues in September once they tackle Togo and Congo, respectively, of their World Cup qualifying encounters.
Ought to Senegal qualify for Qatar 2022, that will be their third look on the international soccer fiesta since their debut in 2002 (South Korea and Japan).
Their final outing on the quadrennial soccer showpiece was in Russia 2018. There, they crashed out within the preliminary spherical after failing to scale Colombia, Japan and Poland hurdles in Group H.