Newly-married ex-Liverpool star Sadio Mane dresses all in white again as he joins his


Ex-Liverpool striker Sadio Mane found himself dressed in all-white once again as Senegal received an Africa Cup of Nations send-off – two days after he married his 19-year-old girlfriend.

Mane, who currently plays for Al-Nassr in Saudi Arabia, joined his Senegal team-mates for a pre-tournament flag ceremony ahead of the tournament in Ivory Coast.

The footballer, 31, was seen greeting well-wishers when arriving for the ceremony, which involved music performances, flag-waving fans in colourful dress and a speech by Senegal’s president Macky Sall.

It came after Mane married his ’19-year-old long term girlfriend’ Aisha Tamba in a private ceremony in his homeland.

The wedding is believed to have taken place on Sunday in Keur Massar, an area of the capital city Dakar and was said to have been attended by family, friends and fellow players.

Sadio Mane found himself dressed in all-white once again two days after he married his 19-year-old girlfriend as Senegal were given an Africa Cup of Nations send-off

Sadio Mane found himself dressed in all-white once again two days after he married his 19-year-old girlfriend as Senegal were given an Africa Cup of Nations send-off

Sadio Mane has married his '19-year-old long-time girlfriend' Aisha Tamba

Sadio Mane has married his ’19-year-old long-time girlfriend’ Aisha Tamba

The Senegal squad attended the pre-tournament flag ceremony before heading to Ivory Coast

The Senegal squad attended the pre-tournament flag ceremony before heading to Ivory Coast

Reports claim Aisha ‘was long intended for the 31-year-old footballer since her teenage years’ though it is not known exactly how long they have been dating. The legal age of consent in Senegal is 16 years of age. 

It was also reported that the former Liverpool star had taken care of her bills when she was in school.

The couple share the same religion, Islam, and are both said to be private people. 

Pictures of the wedding have been published on Instagram by photography company @Magvision_Evens_Officiel. 

The photos show Mane and his wife, who grew up in the Casamance area of Senegal and is the daughter of an architect, holding hands and posing after the ceremony. 

One image shows the pair sitting below a display of roses, with the words ‘Mrs Mane’ imprinted on the wall. 

Mane will be in action when Senegal kick-off their defence of the Africa Cup of Nations – the main continental tournament in Africa – against Gambia on Monday. 

Senegal will go on to play Cameroon and Guinea in the group stage and are ranked among the favourites to win the trophy. 

The Senegal squad received a colourful send-off with dancing and music at the flag ceremony

The Senegal squad received a colourful send-off with dancing and music at the flag ceremony

President Macky Sall greeted the players and gave a speech before they head to Ivory Coast

President Macky Sall greeted the players and gave a speech before they head to Ivory Coast

The wedding photos show Aisha wearing a mermaid-style intricate, fitted, lacey dress, with long sleeves and a silky veil. 

Other photos show a second outfit – a silk white top and skirt combo, which she has teamed with a chunky gold necklace and earrings. The bride also has henna on both hands.

Mane (left) found himself in all-white dress once again just two days after his wedding

Mane (left) found himself in all-white dress once again just two days after his wedding

Mane is seen wearing traditional Senegalese dress in the pictures.  

During his time at Liverpool, Mane had not publicly announced any relationships and had kept Aisha a secret.

Back in 2022, he had however spoken out on the type of person that he would marry. 

‘I’ve seen a lot of girls asking me why I am not married, but sorry you might be wasting your time. The woman I marry will not be on social networks,’ Mane said according to Tribune.

‘I want to marry a woman who respects God and prays well. Everyone has their own way of making their choice of love,’ Mane added.

The footballer first spotted Aisha when she was 16 but he did not approach her formally at the time, according to Sports Brief.

However, he reportedly communicated his intentions to his uncle, a friend of the family, which led to their eventual union. 

Senegal coach Aliou Cissé said: ‘The whole national team, including me, we asked him [Sadio] all the time: ‘When are you going to get married?’

The wedding took place in a private ceremony in his home country of Senegal on January 7

The wedding took place in a private ceremony in his home country of Senegal on January 7

Reports claim that Aisha 'was long intended for the 31-year-old footballer since her teenage years'

Reports claim that Aisha ‘was long intended for the 31-year-old footballer since her teenage years’

Sadio Mane kisses the hand of his new bride in a wedding photoshoot

Sadio Mane kisses the hand of his new bride in a wedding photoshoot 

Aisha was born in Casamance, a town which borders Bambali – the village where Mane is from and where he has donated money for a hospital to be built. He has also provided funds for a mosque, a school, a petrol station and given learning materials to students in his community, the Bayo News Network reports. 

Aisha is said to be a student at the Cabis School in Grand Mbao Baobab, Senegal, according to Essentially Sports

She reportedly speaks Mandingo, a language spoken in parts of Senegal and The Gambia, and which her new husband also speaks. 

Aisha is not on social media, and will reportedly remain committed to her studies as Mane kick-starts the Africa Cup of Nations with Senegal. 

Mane joined Cristiano Ronaldo at Al-Nassr in August last year, completing a £34million move from Bayern Munich after a difficult spell with the Bundesliga champions. 

His deal with the Pro League side sees him earn £650,000-a-week

The footballer is seen affectionately fixing his bride's veil in the wedding photos

The footballer is seen affectionately fixing his bride’s veil in the wedding photos 

The couple holding hands and smiling with a floral background behind them

The couple holding hands and smiling with a floral background behind them 

The couple pose together with Aisha affectionately holding Mane's chin

The couple pose together with Aisha affectionately holding Mane’s chin 

Aisha is seen wearing gold jewellery in some of the wedding snaps

Aisha is seen wearing gold jewellery in some of the wedding snaps 

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He had moved to Bayern for £35m the year prior, but had struggled to settle in at the Bavarian club, while also reportedly falling out with team-mate Leroy Sane

Since joining the Saudi Arabian outfit, Mane has scored 12 times in 26 appearances for the club and reportedly returned to Senegal at the start of January to prepare for AFCON.

According to Pulse Sports, he also inaugurated a new stadium in his home town of Bambali earlier this month. 

The Al-Nassr forward has been named in the Senegal squad for the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations tournament and is currently in camp with his team mates. 

Mane joined Cristiano Ronaldo at Al-Nasser back in 2023 in a deal that will see him earn £650,000-per-week

Mane joined Cristiano Ronaldo at Al-Nasser back in 2023 in a deal that will see him earn £650,000-per-week

Since joining the Saudi Pro League side, Mane has scored 12 times in 26 appearances

Since joining the Saudi Pro League side, Mane has scored 12 times in 26 appearances 



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