Sundiata agreed to fight Soumaoro. The king of Mema supported him and gave him an army, one of whom was Tiramakhan. They defeated Soumaoro and retrieved the Mandinka kingdom
We surrender to you, Sundaita
Sundiata grew into a courageous man and was admired by the King of Mema for his courage and tenacity. As such, he was given a senior position within the kingdom
king, thank you. May you live long
Sundaita Keita the man of courage, by the power vested upon me, King of Mema, I now declare you a general of the Mema Kingdom
Sundiata, the elders have come to beg you and ask that you deliver your people from Soumaoro
Back home in Mandinka, king of Sosso called Soumaoro Kanté had conquered the Mandinka people. People were sent to look for Sundiata as prophecy wastold that he would be a great leader. Upon finding him in Mema, they persuaded him to come back in order to liberate the Mandinkas and their homeland.