Sadio Mane, the reigning African Footballer of the Year, on Friday, August 4, 2023 performed umrah (lesser pilgrimage) few days after joining Cristiano Ronaldo at Saudi Arabian side, Al Nassr from Bayern Munich.
The pictures/videos of the Senegalese footballer and his Muslim teammates in Ihram (sacred state) went viral on social media as they performed umrah, showcasing their commitment to Islam.
Sadio Mane went to perform Umrah right after playing his first match with Cristiano Ronaldo at Al Nassr. Other Muslim footballers from his team joined him too, perks of playing the league in Saudi Arabia. Ma Shaa Allah 🇸🇦♥️pic.twitter.com/IzZn0bK0Eb
— Farid Khan (@_FaridKhan) August 4, 2023
Mane – also the Muslim News Global Muslim Celebrity of the Year 2021 travelled from Jeddah to Makkah for the religious rite, after his new team’s 1-1 draw against Zamalek in the Arab Club Champions Cup 2023.
🚨| Sadio Mane is in Makkah performing Umrah ❤️
— CentreGoals. (@centregoals) August 4, 2023
According to a report by Sportstiger.com Mane and his teammates used their time in Makkah to seek spiritual blessings and express their gratitude for their performance in the match against Zamalek where Cristiano Ronaldo scored and 87-minute equaliser to send his team into the quarterfinal of the Arab Club Champions Cup.
Although Mane couldn’t find the back of the net in his debut game, he took to Instagram to thank his 38-year-old teammate for his crucial goal.
Top Muslim footballer Sadio Mane
who is currently playing for An Nassr Football Club in Saudi Arabia is performing Umrah.
May Allah enable Muslims perform Hajj and Umrah one day. May Allah accept the prayers of Muslims across the globe pic.twitter.com/aMKqlghDgA
— Flex_sadeeq (@SadiqIdrisAbub3) August 4, 2023
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