Sadio Mane 'living apart from 19-year-old wife' after pair tied the knot in January

Sadio Mane 'living apart from 19-year-old wife' after pair tied the knot in January

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Jack Otway

By Jack Otway

Published: 14/02/2024

- 15:23

The Senegal international struts his stuff for Saudi Arabian side Al-Nassr

Sadio Mane is reportedly living apart from his 19-year-old wife after the pair married in January.

The Senegal international wed Aisha Tamba in his homeland on January 7 after the marriage was arranged by their families.

There was plenty of interest in the pair when they exchanged vows last month due to their age gap.

Aisha was 18 at the time of the marriage, with Mane 31.

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Sadio Mane wed Aisha Tamba in Senegal last month


According to the Daily Mail, however, the pair aren't currently living together in Saudi Arabia.

And that's because Aisha is studying for some 'key exams' in the summer.

Once they're out of the way it's possible the 19-year-old will jet out to the Middle East to join Mane in Saudi.

The football star joined Al-Nassr back in the summer after an underwhelming stint at Bayern Munich.

Big things had been expected of the forward when he touched down at the Allianz Arena in 2022.

Yet Mane was offloaded after scoring just 12 goals in 38 matches for the Bundesliga giants, with seven of those coming in the league.

Before that, the winger established himself as one of the best players in the Premier League during spells at Southampton and Liverpool.

Mane netted 25 goals for the Saints, earning his blockbuster move to Anfield back in the summer of 2016.

He proved to be a vital player for the outgoing Jurgen Klopp, striking up a strong connection with the likes of Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino.

And Mane had won trophies such as the Premier League, FA Cup, EFL Cup and Champions League by the time of his departure.

Mane has bagged 12 goals from 30 appearances for Al-Nassr.

He plays alongside Cristiano Ronaldo, who joined the Saudi Pro League side following his release from Manchester United 18 months ago.

Meanwhile, Aisha's father Amadou recently shed light on how the marriage between his daughter and Mane came about.

“My wife and Aisha visited their (Mane's) family one day, and this is where he met her for the first time," he explained.

"He probably saw something special in her and his parents appreciated her as well.


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Sadio Mane is living apart from wife Aisha Tamba with the 19-year-old studying ahead of 'key exams' this summer


"They came to see me. We discussed as per the tradition, agreed on everything and waited for this day to happen.

"They were not dating because Aisha was still young. She is 18…. It (the first time Mane saw her) was more than two years ago.”

He added: “With the values and all that she heard about him, she accepted voluntarily.

"But as parents we also guided and advised her to freely make up her mind. .

"God did what's best for her. I knew that Sadio and all his family are very good and humble people.

Sadio Mane Cristiano Ronaldo

Sadio Mane struts his stuff alongside Cristiano Ronaldo for Saudi Arabian side Al-Nassr


"Sadio is just the reflection of his family. However, as a father I also needed to know more about him, his education, his faith in God, humility.

"And I came to know much more that he is a good person.

"Sadio and I talk much about the projects, but we also talk about life in general and he taught me a lot, although he is still young.

"He knows a lot about life, and I learnt much from him. So, that's why I didn't hesitate to accept his request to marry Aisha.”

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