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This is the most important trophy of my career – Sadio Mane on winning the AFCON

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Sadio Mane’s winning penalty earns Senegal first ever AFCON title

West Africa close in on North Africa after Senegal’s triumph

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My teammates inspired me after my penalty miss – Sadio Mane

Senegal superstar, Sadio Mane has expressed his delight after leading his country to win the 2021 Africa Cup Nation in Cameroon.

The UEFA champions league winner while in his joyous mood labelled the AFCON as the ‘best trophy’ of his life.

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Sadio Mane made amends for his penalty miss in regulation time when he powerfully slotted in Senegal’s final penalty to seal the win.

Speaking after the game, an ecstatic Mane named Sunday, February 6, 2022, as the ‘best day’ of his life.

“It is not the most important trophy but it is the most important day of my life, the best day of my life, and of course so far, the best trophy of my life. I can’t express my feeling today, I’m very happy,” he said.

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When asked about his penalty miss inside the first 10 minutes of the game, he said although he was disappointed with the miss, his teammates inspired him with their words at halftime.

“I was not happy because I most of the time score penalties but I think a big difference today was my teammates, after missing the penalty everybody came to me in the dressing room [and told me] ‘Sadio we don’t care what happened. We lose together, we win together. We push together and we are going to make it’. And in the end when I was going to shoot the second penalty, they all came to me ‘we trust you, go and do it’ I think that made the difference. I think that was the strength today because it gave me more motivation to shoot and score and I did it for the people,” he added.

Senegal beat Egypt 5-2 on penalties after the match was scoreless in 120 minutes.

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The Teranga Lions are now the fourth West African side to win the competition, taking the regions total to 10- Ghana(4), Nigeria (3), Ivory Coast (2), and now Senegal(1).

The North African region has the most trophies, 11- Egypt(7), Algeria (2), Morocco(1), and Tunisia(1).

 

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17year old JHS Graduate, Prince Tawiah From Breman Kuntanase Wins AOB Easter Marathon 2022

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17year old JHS Graduate, Prince Tawiah From Breman Kuntanase Wins AOB Easter Marathon 2022

Young Ghanaian fast-rising Athlete, Prince Tawiah has emerged as the overall champion at the maiden edition of the Asikuma Odoben Brakwa Easter Marathon.

Prince Tawiah, Winner of AOB Easter Marathon 2022

The 17year old Junior High School graduate from the Breman Kuntanase in the Asikuma Odoben Brakwa District of Central Region is a former student of the Breman Kuntanase Salvation Army Basic & JHS.

The winner of the Marathon race, Prince Tawiah completed the 16Kilometer distance from Breman Fosuansa to Breman Asikuma Roundabout within 44Minutes, 46 Seconds.

Prince Tawiah

The maiden edition of the Asikuma Odoben Brakwa Easter Marathon had about 70 Athletes participating in the race.

Prince Tawiah – Winner

Out of the 70 participants, Prince Tawiah from Breman Kuntanase won the ultimate prize and took home a cash of GHC 500, a silver medal and a certificate.

Emmanuel Okyere – 1st Runner Up

Emmanuel Okyere from Breman Brakwa who happens to be an old student of Odoben SHS completed the 16Kilometer distance within 45minutes, 33 seconds and emerged as the 1st Runner up securing the second position with a cash prize of GHC 350, a silver medal and a certificate.

Ishmael Tawiah – 2nd Runner Up

Ishmael Tawiah, a 21 year old man from Breman Brakwa took 2nd Runner Up or the third position and won a cash prize of GHC 250, a medal and a certificate.

Magdalene Akotia – 4th Position 

Magdalene Akotia from Breman Kuntanase and a student of Breman Asikuma Senior High School who secured the 1st position in the women division and placed Fourth in the overall marathon after completing the 16 kilometer distance within 46minutes, 17seconds. She took home a cash prize of GHC 150, a silver medal and a certificate.

Godfred Aseidu – 5th Position 

19year old fast-rising athlete from Breman Asikuma, Godfred Asiedu placed fifth in the race after completing the 16Kilometer distance within 46minutes, 56seconds. He also took home a cash prize of GHC100, a silver medal and a certificate.

All the remaining 65 participants having completed the 16Kilometer marathon race took home a certificate of achievement.

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Hon. Emmanuel Adjei Domson and the organizing Team.

The Easter Marathon is one of Hon. Emmanuel Adjei Domson’s Sporting Initiatives which seek to unearth talented Athletes to represent the district at the regional level, National and the Olympics.

Another motive of the Marathon is to foster unity among constituents and also project the District positively for national attention.

The maiden edition of the AOB Easter Marathon event was proudly sponsored by Hon. Emmanuel Adjei Domson, 2020 NPP Parliamentary candidate.

The event had other benevolent support from Mrs Winifred Abaidoo-Ayin, Mr. Francis Benyin, Mr. Yaw Danso N & K Beverages, Nkunim Pharmacy, the Police Service and the Ghana Ambulance Service.

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Official Media partners for the maiden edition of the Marathon include; Hope FM, Sintim Media, Favour Link, Shaddest Studio, Afrikaba Media, Sintim TV, GeoTour, Cape 360, Bremanman TV and Tutu TV.

https://www.facebook.com/AOBMarathon/

Story By: Bismark Botchwey, Sintim

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