A Beninese magician went on social media to threaten Sadio Mané that he will die of heart attack if he participates with his national team against his country in the forthcoming AFCON tournament.
This caused chaos on social media as fans/lovers of Mané lashed back at the magician. Responding to the issue Sadio Mané replied thus:” I grew up convinced that death is in the hands of Allah only, and I believe that human life is neither advanced nor delayed, and I will participate in the match normally.
“And if i suffer a heart attack and die on the field, this magician will be only a means to achieve the command of Allah, so do not be deceived by him”
Recall that the 2021 African Cup of Nation (AFCON) tournament was originally scheduled to be played in June and July 2021 but CAF announced on 15th January, 2020 that due to unfavourable climate condition, the tournament was postponed to 9th January to 6th February 2021.
On 30 June 2020, the CAF moved the tournament for the second time to January 2022 following the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic across the continent.
The tournament is starting this Sunday with Cameroon the host country playing against Burkina-faso (5:00PM), the opening match, while Ethiopia faces Capo Verde (Cabo Verde) (8:00PM).