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Sadio Mané declared fit for Senegal Africa Cup of Nations quarter-final

The Senegal star has been declared fit for his country's Africa Cup of Nations quarter-final against Equatorial Guinea in Yaounde on Sunday.

Soccer Football - Africa Cup of Nations - Round of 16 - Senegal v Cape Verde - Kouekong Stadium, Bafoussam, Cameroon - January 25, 2022 Senegal's Sadio Mane receives medical attention after sustaining an injury REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

Sadio Mané has been declared fit for Senegal's Africa Cup of Nations quarter-final against Equatorial Guinea in Yaounde on Sunday, his country's football federation said, days after suffering a head knock that saw him taken to hospital.

Clash of heads in AFCON game

After scoring the opening goal, the Liverpool star clashed heads with the opposing goalkeeper as Senegal beat the Cape Verde Islands in Tuesday's last-16 clash in Bafoussam and was forced to leave the field, looking groggy and with swelling on the side of his face.

He underwent examinations that showed no trace of concussion, said Senegal's doctor Abdourahmane Fédior.

“All the symptoms he had on the pitch are gone. His condition requires fairly close monitoring. Everything is normal on the X-ray,” the doctor said in a statement released by the Senegalese federation.

African Footballer of the Year

Mané, The reigning African Footballer of the Year, posted a picture of himself on social media with the caption "recovering".

He is a major part of Senegal’s hopes of winning their first continental championship in Cameroon. They were among the pre-tournament favourites but although they have reached the last eight, they have so far looked far from convincing.