Former Liverpool striker Sadio Mane, 31, marries his ’18-year-old long term girlfriend’ at a ceremony in his native Senegal, after ‘years of paying her bills while she was at school’

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  • Sadio Mane reportedly wed Aisha Tamba on Sunday, January 7 in Dakar, Senegal 
  • It comes just six days before the start of the Africa Cup of Nations, on January 13

Sadio Mane has married his ’18-year-old long term girlfriend’ Aisha Tamba in a private ceremony in his home country of Senegal. 

The wedding took place on January 7 in Keur Massar, an area in the capital city of Dakar, just six days before the start of the Africa Cup of Nations on January 13, according to Business Day.

Reports from Pulse Sports claim that Aisha ‘was long intended for the 31-year-old footballer since her teenage years’ with the outlet also stating that the ex-Liverpool star ‘had taken care of her bills when she was in school’. The legal age of consent in Senegal is 16 years of age. 

Photos of the wedding have been published on Instagram by photography company @Magvision_Evens_Officiel, showing Mane and his wife, who grew up in the Casamance area of Senegal, holding hands and posing after the ceremony. 

The pair both sat below a display of roses, above which the words ‘Mrs Mane’ had been imprinted on the wall. 

Sadio Mane has married his ’18-year-old long-time girlfriend’ Aisha Tamba

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’

Another video posted on X (formerly Twitter) by @abdullahayofel showed the two smiling and laughing as they sat together on a sofa after their wedding. 

It was captioned: ‘A very simple and humble man, congratulations Sadio Mane. May Allah bless your union.’

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. 

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.

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

During his time at Liverpool, Mane had not publically announced any relationships and back in 2022 had 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.

Senegal start their AFCON campaign on Monday, January 15 against Gambia, before they take on Cameroon and Guinea. 

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. 

On Monday, Senegal defeated Niger 1-0 in a friendly, with Mane being an unused substitute for the game.

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