Sadio Mane hits brace on landmark 100th Senegal appearance

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Sadio Mane celebrated his 100th cap for Senegal by scoring twice in a 4-0 2026 World Cup qualifying win over South Sudan on Saturday.

The Saudi Arabia-based forward also created a goal before being substituted on his landmark appearance.

Mane set up Pape Sarr to open the scoring after just 37 seconds in Diamniadio.

He then doubled Senegal’s lead himself five minutes later by shrugging off a defender and firing home Habib Diallo’s backheel.

Lamine Camara added a third on the stroke of halftime with a powerful finish beyond goalkeeper Majak Mawith.

Mane completed the scoring by calmly converting a penalty just before the hour mark.

The comfortable victory continues a strong start to Senegal’s World Cup qualifying campaign as they target a third consecutive finals appearance in 2026.

However, there was sadness that Mane’s milestone match took place behind closed doors due to previous crowd trouble.

The Liverpool icon has been African Footballer of the Year twice and spearheaded Senegal’s Africa Cup of Nations triumph earlier this year.

This landmark display showcased Mane’s enduring quality for his country despite now playing club football in Saudi Arabia.

At 30 years old, more Senegal milestones likely await their talisman on the road to the World Cup in North America.

Source: CAF Online

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