The Liverpool ahead skilled an uncommon state of affairs in Thies throughout a pleasant encounter in entrance of followers
Sadio Mane has slammed the Senegal authorities following the blackout that occurred throughout Saturday’s worldwide pleasant match in opposition to Zambia.
After cruising right into a 3-Zero lead at half-time, there was a complete blackout on the Lat Dior Stadium which compelled the gamers to take a seat within the dressing room for greater than half an hour.
Mane opened the scoring for the Teranga Lions within the 22nd minute whereas AS Monaco’s Krepin Diatta and Watford’s Ismaila Sarr stretched the lead a couple of minutes later.
Upon resumption from the break, Zambia decreased the deficit by Dominic Chanda’s effort within the 54th minute.
Annoyed by the ability outage in Thies, Mane was quoted by Dakaractu: “The Senegalese folks deserve higher. It’s deplorable what occurred… For top-level gamers while you wait 30 to 35 minutes, then get again into the sport it’s sophisticated.
“What occurred just isn’t worthy of a soccer nation like Senegal. I believe they must do higher. And, the state of the bottom can be catastrophic!”
This isn’t the primary time an influence outage occurred at Lat Dior Stadium throughout an ongoing recreation.
It additionally occurred in the course of the Wafu Cup of Nations match between Sierra Leone and Liberia in October 2019.
The blackout compelled the sport to be deserted within the 70th minute that day however it was accomplished on a rescheduled day.
The Lat Dior Stadium has been house to the Senegal nationwide staff since 2019 following the profitable internet hosting of the Wafu Cup of Nations that very same 12 months.
In the meantime, the Senegalese authorities has began plans to provide the nation a brand new nationwide stadium in Dakar.
Earlier this 12 months, Senegal President Macky Sall launched the development of a brand new 50,000-capacity stadium as they put together to host the 2026 Youth Olympic Video games.
Aliou Cisse’s males will hope for higher situations in Thies once they host Cape Verde in one other pleasant match on June 8.