Mane declared fit for Africa Cup of Nations quarterfinal

Sadio Mane has been declared fit for Senegal's Africa Cup of Nations quarterfinal against Equatorial Guinea in Yaounde on Sunday.

Mane, the reigning African Footballer of the Year, posted a picture of himself on social media with the caption "recovering".   -  AP

Sadio Mane has been declared fit for Senegal's Africa Cup of Nations quarterfinal against Equatorial Guinea in Yaounde on Sunday, his country's football federation said, days after suffering a head knock that saw him taken to hospital.

After scoring the opening goal, the Liverpool star clashed heads with the opposing goalkeeper as Senegal beat the Cape Verde Islands in Tuesday's last-16 clash in Bafoussam. He left the field, looking groggy and with swelling on the side of his face.

He underwent examinations that showed no trace of concussion, said Senegal's doctor Abdourahmane Fédior.

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“All the symptoms he had on the pitch are gone. His condition requires fairly close monitoring. Everything is normal on the X-ray,” the doctor said in a statement released by the Senegalese federation.

Mane, the reigning African Footballer of the Year, posted a picture of himself on social media with the caption "recovering".

He is a major part of Senegal’s hopes of winning its first continental championship in Cameroon. It was among the pre-tournament favourites, and although it has reached the last eight, it has so far looked far from convincing.

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