Senegal coach, Aliou Cisse, has made it clear that Sadio Mane will continue to take penalties, despite missing from the spot for the second time in the tournament during their 1-0 win over Uganda on Friday.
Mane had opened scoring in the 15th minute and had the change to make it 2-0 in the 61st minute.
But his kick was saved by Uganda goalkeeper, Denis Onyango.
Mane, who has now scored Senegal’s last three goals at the Africa Cup of Nations, had seen his penalty saved by Kenya goalkeeper, Patrick Matasi, in their 3-0 victory over the Harambee Stars during their last Group C game on Monday.
However, Cisse still has confidence in the Liverpool forward.
“We trust Sadio Mane much and he was one of the reasons we qualified today. He will remain number one for penalties,” Cisse told CAF’s official website.
On their victory over Uganda, he said: “Uganda game was tough as there are no small teams anymore in Africa. All teams can win and we have to be always ready.”
Senegal will take on Benin in the quarter-final of the Africa Cup of Nations.