Sadio Mane, Senegalese forward, will miss the World Cup in Qatar after undergoing surgery for a knee injury he acquired while playing for Bayern Munich.
Senegal’s football association announced on Tuesday that Mane, 30, would miss their “first games” in the competition.
However, a further MRI scan performed on Thursday revealed the need for more surgical intervention.
On November 8, Mane was taken off during Bayern’s victory over Werder Bremen in the Bundesliga.
The footballer “underwent successful surgery” on Thursday according to Bayern, but the state of his injury rules him unfit to compete in one of football’s greatest tournament.
On Monday, Senegal’s World Cup campaign gets underway against the Netherlands.
The West African team is in Group A and will play hosts Qatar on November 25 and Ecuador on November 29.
Mimi Mefo Info