English Premier League sides Liverpool and Manchester City together with their fans have wished their stars good luck ahead of their final African Cup of Nations clash on Friday night.
Liverpool have wished luck to their very own Sadio Mane while Manchester City have done the same to Algerian Riyard Mahrez, both of whom will captain their teams for the final.
Mane will be seeking to lead his team to the AFCON title for the first time since its inception in 1957. Stakes are high as the Lions of Teranga will battle it out against the Desert Foxes from Algeria who have only conceded 2 goals in this year’s tournament.
Senegal will also be without their dependable defender Kalidou Koulibaly who will sit out of the Finals after accumulating two yellow cards.
Mahrez and Algeria on the other hand, will be keen on winning the trophy for the first time outside their country.
The Desert Foxes last won the AFCON title in 1990, the year they hosted the showpiece.
Tonight’s match is more than an Africa Cup of Nations Final. It is also a chance for EPL giants Liverpool and Manchester City to once again flex their muscles at the grandest stage of them all.
Liverpool have their money on Mane while Man City have banked on Mahrez.
The two English giants had an enthralling race in the Premier League 2018-19 season, a race that the Cityzens won on the final day of the EPL season.
Mane also bagged the Golden boot award alongside teammate Mohamed Salah and Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Which side will be smiling after Tonight? Will Mane make Klopp a happy man or will it be Mahrez who makes Pep Guardiola jump with joy?
BELOW IS LIVERPOOL’S MESSAGE TO MANE
ALSO CHECK OUT MAN-CITY’S MESSAGE TO RIYAD MAHREZ