It was a day filled with joy and excitement as Senegal superstar, Sadio Mane tied the knot with his long-time sweetheart Aisha Tamba.
The marriage which has become a talk of the town was birthed by a clandestine affair between Mane and Tamba.
The star striker left Al Nassr’s camp in Saudi in preparation for Senegal’s action in the African Cup of Nations (AFCON).
Sadio Mane’s wedding comes shortly after the Al Nassr star gave back to the community, building a stadium in Bambali, Senegal.
Thereafter, he presented Aisha Tamba with the nuptial vows.
Not much was known about the striker’s love life as he preferred a ‘low-key’ lifestyle away from public attention.
Not much is known about Sadio Mane’s newly wedded wife and this has left the football community in awe.
In this article, we will explore all that there is to know about Aisha Tamba.
Who is Aisha Tamba?
Tamba was born in Casamance, a town bordering Bambali, where Sadio Mane hails from.
She is 18 years old and the daughter of an architect.
Tamba speaks the native Mandingo language, the same as the Al-Nassr star.
It is widely reported that Mane first saw Tamba when she was just 16 years old but he did not approach her formally since she was a minor at the time. However, he communicated his intentions to his uncle, who is a friend of the family, which paved the way for their eventual union.
Aisha Tamba’s Education
Sadio Mane is well known for his philanthropic acts, hence it was easy for him to support Tamba throughout her education.
According to reports, Aisha Tamba is a student at Cabis School in Grand Mbao Baobab, Senegal.
The now Mrs Mane is a scholar of the Quran – the Islamic holy text – having spent most of her youthful days studying at a private institute in Mbao.
She is in her final year of school.
Let us now see how an erstwhile secret of a relationship became a much-talked-about wedding in the soccer town.
Sadio Mane’s off-field activities have surely caught the attention of fans.
He is known for contributing to numerous noble causes through his philanthropic ventures. But little is known about the superstar’s personal life. Always keen on keeping himself away from the media spotlight, Mane kept his relationship with Aisha Tamba a secret.
The elaborate ceremony took place in Keur Massar, Senegal.
Aisha Tamba paired an embroidered white bridal dress with a beaded white veil. Her pictures from a pre-wedding photoshoot and a beautiful photo with her brothers also went viral on the wedding day.
Meanwhile, Al Nassr man arrived in Arabian style.
Mane’s Ideal Woman
In 2022, Sadio Mane described his ideal woman.
In his words, “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. I want to marry a woman who respects God and prays well. Everyone has their own way of making their choice of love.”
Well, Aisha Tamba is known to be from a humble background and interestingly, she is not on social media.
Meanwhile, if Mane and Senegal go all the way to the AFCON, he could reunite with Aisha only a day before Valentine’s Day.