Senegal’s first-ever AFCON title has earned Sadio Mane a stadium named after him.

Sadio Mane has been honored for his contribution to Senegal’s first-ever Africa Cup of Nations victory.

The 29-year-old Liverpool striker scored the game-winning penalty as the Teranga Lions defeated Egypt in the final. During the Cameroon-based event, he also scored three goals and assisted on two others.

Senegal won the AFCON tournament for the first time in their history.

Sedhiou’s mayor has stated that the town’s new football stadium would be named after him.

The new Stade Sadio Mane is now being built and will open next year.

Mayor Abdoulaye Diop made the following statement: “Sadio Mane has honored the entire country of Senegal, the Sedhiou region, and the Casamance region.

“I’ve chosen to rename Sedhiou Stadium in his honor.

“In doing so, I’d like to express the gratitude of all the region’s sons and daughters to him.

“He has made Bambali and Sedhiou, the region’s principal town, known to the entire world.

“This is a prize Sadio Mane deservingly receives.”

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