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CAF president backs Mo Salah and Sadio Mane to win Champions League

CAF president, Dr Ahmad Ahmad has thrown his support behind Liverpool’s African duo of Mohammed Salah and Sadio Mane win the UEFA Champions League on Saturday.

The Senegalese and Egyptian have been a key figure Jurgen Klopp this season, scoring most of Liverpool’s goals as they reach the final of the UEFA Champions League where they face 12 times champions Real Madrid.

And ahead of the much awaited final on Saturday, President of the continent’s football governing body, Dr Ahmad says he wants the African duo to win the Champions League despite his affection for Real Madrid.

“I will pray for Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mani to win the Champions League title,’ he said.

Quizzed about Salah’s influence on promoting the bid for the 2026 World Cup, he said,  “No. No, the African Football Force can force the player to promote or support any World Cup bid.

“What I ask Salah to focus on is to win the Champions League with Liverpool vs. Real Madrid.

“It’s no secret that I’m a Real Madrid fan, but I hope Liverpool win, I’ll pray for Salah and Sadio Mane to win the title.”

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