Former Liverpool footballer Sadio Mane has shocked the public after he secretly wed teen bride Aisha Tamba in a ceremony over the weekend. But what of his reported South African bae, sports presenter Melissa Reddy?
Sadio and Aisha – who is 18 – wed in his home country of Senegal. The star – who is 31 – plays alongside Cristiano Ronaldo at the Saudi Arabian club Al-Nassr.
SADIO MANE WEDS TEEN BRIDE
According to Sports Brief, Sadio Mane tied the knot with Aisha Tamba in a lavish Islamic ceremony in Dakar on Sunday, 7 January. The wedding was attended by family, friends, and fellow footballers, reports the publication.
Sadio – who returned home to Senegal to compete in his national team at the Afcon tournament – wore a simple white traditional garment. His bride wore a modest wedding gown, as seen in pics posted on social media.
Although Sadio has kept his love life under wraps, Sene News claims he fell in love with Aisha, who hails from his hometown of Bambali. According to the publication, Aisha is the daughter of an architect and speaks the native Mandingo language.
It’s unclear when the couple began dating.
In 2022, Sadio opened up about the type of woman he would marry.
He told Tribuna: “I’ve seen a lot of girls asking me why I am not married, but sorry you might be wasting your time. The woman I marry will not be on social networks.
He added: “I want to marry a woman who respects God and prayers well. Everyone has their own way of making their choice of love.