The 37-year-old Senegalese international, Abdou Kader Mangane, is now known for his silence and commitment on the field and has reconverted as a sports coordinator with the French club, Strasbourg (13th with 23 points in 20 matches). Like Pape Diouf, Kader Mangane wants to make his mark in this club for which he played as a player from 2016 to 2018 with 44 games played and 2 goals scored. Ze-Africanews returns to the course of this discreet player who has become a member of his team’s technical staff.
Kader Mangane joins the Strasbourg staff following his last season with the club. The 35-year-old Senegalese, captain and defensive pillar of Racing, is in charge of the integration of new players as well as public relations missions. Kader Mangane thus remains in contact with the sport for which he was known, this time out of the playground to bring his experience and his dose of serenity. Kadou, as he is joyfully known, should also eventually apply for a training course at the renowned Centre de Droit et d’Economie du Sport in Limoges.
The clubs he knew
Born on 23 March 1983 in Thiès, the former central defender of the Senegal Lions made his debut in the world of professional football in Switzerland with Neuchâtel Xamax, a modest team with which he managed to compete in a Swiss Cup final in 2003 and to obtain a surprising qualification for the European Cup that same year.
Subsequently, in 2007, Kader Mangane was bought for 200,000 euros by the Young Boys of Bern but he does not even continue the season because his talent was quickly detected by the RC Lens which recruited him for five seasons and for a check estimated at 3 million euros, or 15 times more.
As soon as he arrived in Lens, he was coveted by other French clubs such as the Olympique de Marseille, the Stade Rennais or the English club Everton. The native of Thiès finally chooses Rennes for 3 years for a sum estimated at nearly 5 million euros.
At the end of his contract, he signed a 3-year contract with the Saudi club Al-Hilal Fc on 18 July 2012. But, in January 2013, he is loaned for 6 months to the English club Sunderland with which he unfortunately plays only two games. In August 2013, he was loaned to the Turkish club of Kayseri Erciyesspor. He scored 3 goals in 29 matches but the Turkish club decided to lift the option to buy Mangane permanently. He then achieved a very mixed season, with only 9 games (including 8 starts) for only 1 goal scored.
In July 2015, he returned to France with Ajaccio but a year later, in August 2016, he joined the Racing Club in Strasbourg where he ended his career at the end of the 2017-2018 season.
His national team selection
Kader Mangane took his first steps with Senegal’s national team during the 2007/2008 season. He could not win a single trophy with the Teranga Lions but he played in the 2012 CAN in Equatorial Guinea. Senegal could not cross the first round beaten three times in as many outings.