Songne Yacouba’s Manager Gabriel Antwi popularly known as Alhaji has argued his client is better than the reigning African Footballer of the Year, Sadio Mané.
His comparison will surely ruffle some feathers owing to the form and pedigree of the Senegalese international who placed fourth in the 2019 Balon d’Or awards.
Since joining Liverpool from Southampton, Sadio Mané has rose to a position of eminence for the 18-time English Premier League champions and built a cult-following at the club.
His down-to-earth character has made him walk straight into the hearts of football lovers and converted many others who hitherto had no idea nor love for football.
Yacouba, a nightmare of an attacker during his spell with Asante Kotoko however, is currently a free agent and various clubs on the local scene are interested in the services of the erstwhile Asante Kotoko marksman.
Speaking to Kumasi-based Ashh FM, Alhaji claimed his client is better than Mané and is the best striker in the country at the moment.
“There is nobody in Ghana who can tell me Sadio Mane of Liverpool is better than my player Songne Yacouba.
“Songne Yacouba is better than Sadio Mane.
“Ask journalists which striker in Ghana is a crowd puller? So I can say Yacouba is the best striker in Ghana” Alhaji bragged.
Real Madrid are allegedly ready to spend €150M on Senegal national Sadio Mané this summer. The Liverpool forward is reportedly ‘ready for a move’ come the end of the Premier League season, Several sources report.