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World Cup: Senegal to deploy witch doctors to cure Mane’s injury, says FIFA General Secretary

Mane’s World Cup participation is in jeopardy after the forward injured his fibula during the Bayern Munich match against Werder Bremen last week.

• November 10, 2022

FIFA General Secretary, Fatma Samoura, says Senegal will go the traditional way by using witch doctors in order to get injured Sadio Mane ready for the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

Mane’s World Cup participation is in jeopardy after the forward injured his fibula during the Bayern Munich match against Werder Bremen last week.

The German club confirmed that Mane will be unavailable for the last game before the World Cup against Schalke, stating that they are in contact with the Senegalese FA while awaiting further examinations.

The news sent shockwaves to football fans in the West African country and across the continent, as pressure continues to mount about the possibility of the 30-year-old featuring in the competition.

Meanwhile, multiple reports on Thursday suggested that Mane will be included in Senegal squad going to Qatar, with Ms Samoura, who is a Senegalese football stakeholder, now saying the former Liverpool man must feature at all costs.

Ms Samoura confirmed in an interview with Eroupe 1, that the country will seek the help of “spiritual leaders” in order to get Mane fit for the competition, with less than ten days to go.

“Very sad news. We’re going to use witch doctors. I don’t know (if they’re effective), but we’re going to use them anyway. We’re hoping for miracles. He has to be there. Sadio, you have to be there on the 21st,” she said.

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