Liverpool star Sadio Mane says he would “trade” all of the trophies he’s lifted in his club career to win the Africa Cup of Nations with Senegal.
Mane, who has now joined up with his national team ahead of this year’s AFCON tournament in Cameroon, has won all of the top titles in his time with Liverpool.
He’s starred in Premier League and Champions League winning campaigns on Merseyside, and also lifted the Austrian Bundesliga and Austrian Cup in his time with Red Bull Salzburg before joining Southampton in 2014.
Mane lost the AFCON final with Senegal in 2019, but claimed in an advert for New Balance that “this is my time” and he “would trade it all” for the title.
“When I was a kid, they called me Ballonbuwa (ball wizard), but I was always more of a Gaynde (lion): ruthless, explosive, a hunter.
“I have been hunting my whole career, but no matter what I have caught – I am still hungry.
“My people have waited a long time. I would trade it all to win this one. This is my time. The Lion roars.”