In Senegal, the transfer of footballer Sadio Mané from English club Liverpool to German club Bayern Munich seduces: from the simplest supporter to the national team’s former glory and former German championship resident, Souleymane Sané, the father the Bavarian striker Leroy Sané. Reportage.
as reported from Dakar, Babacar Falls,
Football player Sadio Mané’s arrival in Bayern Munich is much commented on in Senegal where the supporters of the African champion trace him good seasons in Germany.
Same story from Souleymane Sané. The former captain of the Lions of Senegal is the first Senegalese to have played in the German Championship (Bundesliga), in Freiburg, Nuremberg and Wattenscheid. That was between 1985 and 1994. Souleymane Sané is also the father of Leroy Sané, whom Sadio Mané has just joined in Bavaria. “Sadio made a very good choice to come to Bayern and I hope everything will go well for him,” said Souleymane Sané. The latter also specifies: “Bayern Munich did not buy Sadio to replace Robert Lewandowski. They do not play in the same position because Lewandowski is a pure number 9 and Sadio is not a pure 9. They took Sadio because of his qualities and to strengthen their line of attack.
“In the Champions League he will be able to score 11-12 goals” On the streets of Dakar, transfer of Mané from Liverpool to Munich fuels the debate among Lions fans. Alassane is convinced that the Senegalese superstar will score many goals with his new club: “28 or 29 in the Championship! In the Champions League he can put 11-12! We hope so! “
And Sadio Sané will not be out of place in Bavaria, because he knows people there, according to Ndiagne, the coach of a football school: “There are Leroy Sané, Bouna Sarr and the French. . He just chose his real home! ”
“If Sadio absolutely wants number 10, I’m sure and sure Leroy will give it up” In this football school, one of the most prominent residents is called Bassirou. He is only 9 years old and he already assigns Mané a jersey number: “I want him to wear number 10!”
But number 10 in Bayern Munich has been awarded to Leroy Sané for two seasons. His father, Souleymane Sané, however, claims that his son could very well give up the 10th to the Senegalese star: “I think there will be no problems between my son and Sadio. If Sadio absolutely wants number 10 I’m sure and sure my son will give it up. But the club will contact my son anyway. And they will also discuss it with Sadio to see if Sadio absolutely wants it or if my son absolutely wants to keep it. But I think they will find a solution.
 There are five Frenchmen in Bayern Munich’s professional squad: Dayot Upamecano, Benjamin Pavard, Lucas Hernandez, Tanguy Kouassi and Kingsley Coman.