Liverpool star, Sadio Mane has been forced to deny bizarre wedding rumours that he is set to marry in front of 28,000 people.
The 26-year-old released a statement after reports claimed he was set to marry a Tunisian woman in the Stade Olympique de Sousse next month.
According to a report by the Liverpool Echo that cited Tunisia’s Radio Mosaique FM, Mane was “going to marry a Tunisian on January 5”.
The report, which was then picked up by other outlets in Africa, continued to say that the Liverpool winger had “asked the authorities” to rent the 28,000-seat stadium in Sousse.
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But Mane, who is due to be part of the Liverpool squad that faces Wolves in the FA Cup two days after his alleged wedding, took to Facebook to deny the strange story.
He wrote: “Dear all, it was with amazement and disambiguation that I had a supposed gala game that I should organize in sousse, Tunisia, on the occasion of my wedding.
“I want to deny this information to the last energy. I have never heard from you, or I have not heard from you.
“I would like to know that it is not possible that this information is wrong and unfounded.
“Personally, I will be focused on my work and I would like to know that all documents do not engage me.”
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If the rumours had been true, it would have capped off a hectic week for the Senegalese winger, who is up for the African Player of the Year award on January 8.
Mane is one of five Premier League players on the ten-man shortlist alongside Arsenal pair Alex Iwobi and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, and Manchester City’s Riyad Mahrez.
However, it is Mane’s Liverpool team-mate Mohamed Salah who looks the odds-on favourite to scoop the award for the second year in succession.
The Egyptian star, who was also the clear winner of last year’s BBC African Footballer of the year, has netted 13 goals in 24 appearances this term.