Mane Would Swap Champions League Medal for AFCON

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Senegal forward Sadio Mane says he would swap his Champions League winning medal with Liverpool for winning the Africa Cup of Nations on Friday.

Senegal seek to win Afcon for the first time when they face Algeria in the final in Cairo, Egypt (20:00 BST).

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Mane helped Liverpool beat Tottenham to win the Champions League final on 1 June, and has three goals in five starts at the Africa Cup of Nations.

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“For sure, I would be ready even today [to swap],” Mane told BBC Sport.

The former Southampton player, 27, added: “Maybe I don’t need to swap when we win it hopefully.

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“We know it won’t be easy but it’s normal, it’s part of football. Algeria is a great team and now I’m just looking forward to playing in the final and to win it.”

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