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I’ve respect for Warriors: Mane

By Mugove Chigada in Franceville, Gabon

SENEGALESE star Sadio Mane believes they need to respect Zimbabwe when they clash in the second round of Group B matches at the Afcon finals in Gabon.

Sadio Mane of Senegal during the 2015 Nelson Mandela Challenge match between South Africa and Senegal on 08 September 2015 at Orlando Stadium Pic Sydney Mahlangu/ BackpagePix

The Warriors left an unforgettable impression in their 2-2 draw with Algeria on Sunday evening.

Senegal reacted by dismissing Tunisia 2-0 in the second game played at the Stade de Franceville.

The Liverpool star watched Khama Billiat dazzling for Zimbabwe in a game the Warriors could have won and concluded that it’s game on.

“Obviously every team has a chance in this tournament. Everybody saw the game; how Zimbabwe played showed that they are very good,” said Mane.

Callisto Pasuwa’s charges had not been given a chance in this group, but their opening match seems to have changed opinion here.

Despite going down to an early Riyad Mahrez goal, the Warriors fought back and scored through Kuda Mahachi and Nyasha Mushekwi.

Mane, who is one of the biggest stars at the Afcon, said the Lions of Teranga have to be at their best if they are to beat Zimbabwe.

“So we have to fight mentally because we are also under pressure to win. The most important thing is to take it game by game. The most important thing is that we won the first game, beat Tunisia and I’m happy with the three points,” said Mane.

Senegal have been perennial Afcon underachievers and Mane said it was normal that a team with so many stars doing well at their respective clubs can find it difficult at national team level.

“Of course we have the big stars, but we have not done much. It is always part of football and you have to accept that. We have to try and change that by winning every game,” he said. The Chronicle

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  • Ko Nehanda imboita live broadcasting yemamwe mamatches futi, nyange asiri emawarriors!

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    • he will die on 17 october

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    • as far as i know our president has already petitioned to rest but the guys around him are still on him coz vakudya

    • as far as i know our president has already petitioned to rest but the guys around him are still on him coz vakudya

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  • @ Dumisani : lets talk and have lough on soccer, , that is where we can have the much needed entertainment

  • Yes Sadio Mane u r right,even us we do respect Senegal, but this time around we are more than prepared for any opponent

  • We respect you too will only beat your team by 2: 1

  • Kusimbisana chete

  • Dumisani ,if that is true then its some real fucken good news indeed.

  • lol Senegal will kill u guys obvious win was on Algeria

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  • Keep clear our way

  • Wait this tym ndoro will be in then no injuries for Msona Senegal 1 Zim 2