Sadio Mane won’t be going on honeymoon with newlywed 18-year Wife as her family insists on appearing for her exams
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Sadio Mane honeymoon cancelled: The Al Nassr star, Sadio Mane got married earlier this month, on the 7th of January to be more precise. Mane married an 18-year-old Senegalese national who goes by the name Aisha Tamba, in an Islamic ceremony.
Sadio Mane honeymoon
Following the African Cup of Nations, the ex-Liverpool star had plans on arranging a honeymoon with his youthful wife but the latter’s family insisted against it as they wanted their daughter to be focused on her exams and not let marriage be a distraction.
Mane’s close friend and trusted confidant, Moussa Ndiaye says that she will continue going to school in line with her parents’ instructions, despite the Al Nassr’s talisman wishing for a honeymoon. He says:
“Sadio was hoping to have a honeymoon at some point either after the final, if Senegal gets there, or before if they are eliminated.
“But Aisha’s family wants her to remain focused on her education.
“She has very important exams coming up and they don’t want this marriage getting in the way.
“They feel there will be plenty of opportunities for holidays later in her life. For now, her schoolwork must come first.
“Even though she is now married to Sadio, who is the most famous man in Senegal, she is still a schoolgirl and needs to complete her studies.”
How did Sadio Mane meet his wife?
A question arises as to how he met his wife. It is reported that Mane first saw her back in 2020 when he was visiting Senegal and liked her. He asked around about the girl and his family had arranged a proposal on his behalf.
Mane’s best mate Mr. Ndiaye provided us with some insight on this. Speaking to Dailymail on this subject, Ndiaye says:
“I was staying with him at his mansion in Liverpool and Sadio said to me that he had seen a girl that he really liked who had come to visit his family while he was in Senegal.
“He never spoke with her directly on that occasion but said that she was the kind of beautiful girl he wanted to marry and that he was ready to settle down.
“He asked me to return to Senegal to speak to her and her family and give my opinion, which I did.
“I knew straight away that she was the right woman for him.”
“Sadio then returned to Liverpool but he and Aisha continued to speak regularly on the phone.
“That’s how they got to know each other and became close, they never dated.
“Aisha’s dad already knew Sadio’s family well because he’d been doing a lot of work for them as a building contractor. There was already a close bond and trust between them.
“Sadio is a very devout Muslim, he did not want a wife like many high-profile footballers have.
“He is a pious man and wanted a pious woman. Even when he was at Liverpool, he never behaved like the other players by going to nightclubs, drinking alcohol, and chasing women.”
The Age Gap
Many people have frowned at the match between Mane and Aisha due to the age gap between the two. However, Ndiaye insists that this is very common in Senegal, and nobody back home objects to it. He adds:
“Her age is not important. In Senegal, it is quite common for older men who are very successful to marry much younger women.
“That’s how it is in our culture. Whether Aisha was 15 or 16 when she first met Sadio, it doesn’t matter.
“Traditionally in Senegal, when you see someone, you want to marry you speak to family and friends, and the marriage is arranged through them.”
A Humble Union
Mane had held a large feast in his home with friends and family. It is said that he gifted his wife Aisha Tamba $1000 as dowry but it was returned by her father who claimed that marriage mustn’t be bound by materialistic grandeur. He says:
‘Let her keep being the good person she is because no matter all the riches an individual may get in life, he will remain a human being like the others. Let them be humble. That’s my philosophy of life.’
Aisha’s father, Amadou Tamba does not want Mane’s fame and wealth getting in the way of a blissful union. However, it’s a given that if you’re married to the most popular and loved individual in Senegal, then prepare for a rapturous reception, as is evident in the clip below: