FIFA General Secretary Fatma Samoura has said that Senegal will use religious “marabaouts” to help Sadio Mané compete in the upcoming World Cup per Europe 1.
In an exclusive interview with Europe 1, Senegalese FIFA General Secretary Fatma Samoura has stated that her country is willing to do whatever it takes to get Sadio Mane on the plane to Qatar no matter what it takes, including using Witch Doctors.
Mane, 30, was substituted in the 20th minute of Bayern Munich match against Werder Bremen.The next day, the severity of the injury was revealed by L’Equipe, revealing that the former Liverpool player was expected to be absent for up to a month and could miss the World Cup.
“It’s very big and sad news”, reacted Fatma Samoura, Secretary General of FIFA, in an exclusive interviw with Europe 1.
“We are going to use our marabouts,” said the native of Senegal at the microphone of Europe 1 Sport .
To the question “are the marabouts effective for you?”, Fatma replied with a nervous laugh: “I don’t know but in any case this time we will implore them”,
“We hope miracles, he has to be there.”
Meanwhile, new reports suggest that Senegal Coach Alliou Cisse will put Sadio Mane in the World Cup list even if he’s only fit to play the third game of the World Cup group stage.