Sadio Mane deserves to win Ballon d’Or

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Senegal coach believes Sadio Mane can win Ballon d’Or if he lifts the African Cup of Nations.

While he also ended the season as the joint-highest goalscorer in the Premier League with 22 goals.

The Liverpool winger played a crucial role in the Red’s Champions League campaign leading them to their 6th Title.

Mane has topped the goalscoring charts in the Premier League

When asked if Mane could win the Ballon d’Or, Cisse told Goal:

“Why not? He has worked hard not only in the last year but since 2011, where I’ve known him to have great discipline and high professionalism. I followed him from his time in Austria and Southampton until he arrived at Liverpool.”

“What he has achieved this year is a result of great effort over many years and winning the AFCON will be an extension of those efforts. It will take him a step closer to the Golden Ball, which I think he deserves to win.”

“No one can dispute the abilities of Sadio Mane,” he added. “He’s a world-class player and has proven as much. He’s always talking [to me] about everything, even when he’s with Liverpool.”

It remains to be seen if Mane indeed wins the AFCON Cup and the Ballon d’Or.



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