Southampton’s Senegal forward Sadio Mané to miss Africa Cup of Nations

• Mané limped out of 2-0 win over Arsenal last week
• Match report: Southampton 1 Ipswich 1

Southampton’s Senegal forward Sadio Mané has been ruled out of this month’s Africa Cup of Nations after picking up a calf injury in the Premier League win over Arsenal on New Year’s Day.

“Sadio has an injured calf muscle. It will be four to six weeks [out],” Southampton’s manager, Ronald Koeman, said after Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Ipswich in the FA Cup third round. “Senegal maybe will call him up and see the player but he will not play in the Africa Cup of Nations.“

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