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Senegal’s Mendy and Mane jet out for Afcon 2021 after Chelsea draw Liverpool

 The African stars featured for their clubs in Sunday's top-flight match at Stamford Bridge

Liverpool striker Sadio Mane and Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy have departed England to link up with their Senegal teammates for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations that will start in Cameroon on January 9.

Mendy was in goal for the Blues during their 2-2 Premier League draw with Liverpool on Sunday while Mane scored the opening goal for the visitors with his ninth-minute strike at Stamford Bridge.

A few hours after the match in London, Mendy shared a post of himself and the 2019 African Footballer of the Year onboard a plane to Senegal as they shift their attention to the continental tournament.

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