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Voice of the people: Sadio Mane claims he will do what Senegalese people want on his transfer from Liverpool

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Senegal national team captain, Sadio Mane has left his departure from Liverpool in the hands of his countrymen amid speculations that he is set to leave the English club for perennial German champions, Bayern Munich.

Before the Champions League final against Real Madrid, Mane had stirred the hornet’s nest when he promised to announce his decision after the final, but Liverpool’s defeat to the Spanish side delayed the 30-year-old confirming his intentions and has since remained silent over his next move.

The Senegal international who established himself alongside fellow African, Mohammed Salah, as one of the most important players in Liverpool in his six years spell at the club, is however, reported to be unhappy with his low pay of just £100,000 a week despite his contributions to the club’s success over the years.

And after six highly successful and trophy laden years at Anfield, Mane appears to be on the move with Bayern rumoured to be courting him to replace the want away Robert Lewandowski.

Quizzed on his Liverpool situation shortly before Senegal thumped Benin Republic 3-0 in Afcon qualifiers in Dakar on Saturday, the star striker who bagged a hat trick in the match said his fate would be influenced by the wishes of his countrymen and women.

“Like everyone else, I’m on social media and I see the comments. Isn’t it between 60 to 70% of Senegalese want me to leave Liverpool? I will do what they want.

‘We will see soon! Don’t be in a hurry because we will see this together. The future will tell us.’

After the match, another journalist asked Mane to clarify his earlier statement on his leaving the five times European champions and the former Southampton striker who is now Senegal’s leading goalscorer of all-time, said:

“I spoke yesterday while joking with a bit of humour and it was everywhere. I think we’ll stop there. Liverpool is a club I respect a lot. The fans adopted me since day one. Regarding the future, we’ll see.

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Cameroonian FA boss, Samuel Eto’o apologises for attacking Algerian cameraman during World Cup

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Football legend and current President of the Cameroonian Football Federation (FECAFOOT), Samuel Eto’o, has apologised for violently attacking an Algerian cameraman and Youtuber influencer outside a stadium at the ongoing FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

A video of the assault had gone viral on Tuesday where the former Real Madrid and Barcelona star was seen hitting the cameraman in the face after he had requested for an interview with the Cameroonian football boss shortly after Brazil’s 4-1 victory over South Korea in a second round match which was played on Monday.

However, following serious backlash and condemnation from football fans and officials, the former forward took to his official Twitter page to tender an apology.

“On last 5 December, after the Brazil-South Korea match, I had a violent altercation with a person who was probably an Algerian supporter,” Eto’o wrote.

“I would like to apologise for losing my temper and reacting in a way that does not match my personality. I apologise to the public for this unfortunate incident.

“I pledge to continue to resist the relentless provocation and daily harassment of some Algerian supporters. Indeed, since the Cameroon-Algeria match on 29 March in Blida, I have been the target of insults and allegations of cheating without any evidence.

“During this World Cup, Cameroonian fans have been harassed and pestered by Algerians on the same subject. I would like to mention that the scenario of Algeria’s defeat was cruel but perfectly in line with the rules and ethics of our sport.

“All the appeals made by the Algerian Football Federation to the competent jurisdictions have been rejected. I, therefore, call on the Algerian authorities and Federation to take responsibility to put an end to this unhealthy climate before a more serious tragedy occurs,” he added.

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Qatar 2022: Morocco make history with World Cup win over Spain

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The Atlas Lions of Morocco gave Africa a quarterfinals berth at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar after beating Spain 3-0 in a penalty shootout on Tuesday.

The two teams played out a 0-0 draw at full and extra time and had to be separated by the luci of penalties.

Moroccan goalkeeper, Yassine Bounou, was the hero of the match by saving two of Spain’s penalty kicks from Carlos Soler and Sergio Busquets while Pablo Sarabia hit the post with the Spanish first kick.

The North Africans who have been the biggest surprise of the tournament, will next face either Portugal or Switzerland.

Morocco, the last African side left in World Cup 2022 went against all bookmakers prediction by beating the star studded Spain team to reach the World Cup quarterfinals for the first time in their history.

Though Luis Enrique’s side had almost 70 percent of the ball in the first 45 minutes, the Africans were not deterred as they held firm and stuck to their game plans which frustrated the talented Spanish team.

Morocco is also the only team from outside Europe or South America at the Qatar World Cup to make it to the last eight.

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