El Hadji Diouf took part in the 28th edition of the CAF Awards. The legendary Senegalese striker did not hide his joy following the coronation of his young brother, Sadio Mané, elected African Ballon d’Or 2019 for the first time in his career.
“I am proud of my little brother and my compatriot. He is an ambassador, he enters the big league and Senegal can be proud of him. It is a monument of African football, which has worked a lot and which deserves this title. I hope there will be others, ”he explained first during an interview with our colleagues from Dakaractu. Diouf then revealed a moving anecdote about the child of Bambali.
“Two years ago in Ghana, when he came second behind Salah for the first time, I comforted him by telling him that ‘sooner or later you will win this title. Don’t let go, go on like this and you will get it. ‘ As soon as he won it, he came specially to see me behind the scenes to thank me and tell me that I had predicted it. He’s a golden guy. He is humble and grateful. And Mané can win this trophy 3 or 4 times in a row, ” said the double African Golden Ball (2001 and 2002).