Africa Cup of Nations: Senegal forward Sadio Mane hopes to continue scoring run




A visit to Sadio Mane’s hometown
2019 Africa Cup of Nations
Host nation: Egypt Dates: 21 June – 19 July 2019
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Sadio Mane says it is his “absolute dream” to help Senegal win the Africa Cup of Nations for the first time.

Senegal, runners-up in 2002, are looking to reach the quarter-finals for the second successive time when they face Uganda on Friday (20:00 BST).

Mane is joint-leading scorer at the tournament with two goals along with 10 other players – including his Liverpool team-mate, Egypt’s Mohamed Salah.

“For me, the most important thing is to win it with Senegal,” said Mane.

Senegal reached the knockout stage after finishing runners-up to Algeria in Group C.

Mane, a Champions League winner with Liverpool in June, was suspended for the opening group victory over Tanzania but scored twice in the 3-0 win over Kenya after appearing in a 1-0 defeat by Algeria.

Before the start of the month-long tournament in Egypt, Mane told France Football magazine