Senegal will use WITCH DOCTORS to get injured Sadio Mane to the World Cup
Claims FIFA secretary general Fatma Samoura – with the forward set to be included despite picking up an injury
By Oli Gamp For Mailonline and Afp
- Sadio Mane was feared to be ruled out of Senegal’s World Cup campaign
- The Bayern star limped out of his side’s win over Bremen after just 20 minutes
- Ex-Liverpool man is said to have suffered a tendon issue and faced weeks out
- But Senegal are planning to include him in their 26-man group to fly to Qatar
- The country will reportedly use witch doctors to speed up the player’s recovery
Senegal will incredibly use witch doctors to cure Sadio Mane’s injury in a bid to race him to the World Cup in Qatar, according to FIFA’s Senegalese secretary general.
Mane is set to be included in Senegal’s squad for the World Cup despite suffering a leg injury this week, a source within the country’s football federation told AFP on Thursday – with fears he would initially miss the tournament.
But now Fatma Samoura, the No.2 at world football’s governing body, has said the country will go to extreme methods to ensure he is present, admitting they are not even sure if the unorthodox technique will work but that they are hoping for ‘miracles’. https://fcp.codes/embed-code-template/amp-embed-code-template.html#SEMANTIC_c798d716-1718-46fa-88bf-b49f93034793
‘We are going to use witch doctors,’ she told Europe 1. ‘I don’t know (if they’re effective) but in this instance, we’re going to use them anyway. We are hoping for miracles. He has to be there!’
A source had told AFP that the ex-Liverpool man would be included despite hobbling out of Bayern Munich’s 6-1 win over Werder Bremen this week, which led to reports that he would be ruled out of the tournament.
‘One thing is certain, Sadio Mane will be on the list tomorrow,’ the source said, with coach Aliou Cisse set to announce his squad on Friday.
Mane, who finished second in this year’s Ballon d’Or voting behind Karim Benzema, was taken off after just 20 minutes on Tuesday – leading to huge fears about his fitness for Qatar less than two weeks before the World Cup begins.