The Bayern Munich coach has hinted that his new striker, Sadio Mane, wants at all costs to take part in the CAF Awards, which will be held on July 21.
“The one day he won’t be there isn’t a big deal, but the 18,000 mile journey is. It’s a lot of tension, but he really wants to go for it to hopefully win the prize. ” says Nagelsmann.
Sadio Mane is the big favorite for the award for the best African player of the year.
He could become the second Senegalese to win this trophy twice after Elhadji Diouf.
Player of the Year (Men) final short-list
Edouard Mendy (Senegal & Chelsea)
Mohamed Salah (Egypt & Liverpool)
Sadio Mane (Senegal & Bayern Munich)