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Sadio Mane spent 105 minutes signing autographs and taking pictures with 1,000 fans after training

Jack Kenmare

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Sadio Mane spent 105 minutes signing autographs and taking pictures with 1,000 fans after training

Sadio Mane managed to sign autographs, take selfies and interact with around 1,000 fans at an open training session on Sunday morning.

The 30-year-old former Liverpool man, who joined Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich this summer in a £35 million deal, is well known for his incredible generosity.

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He transformed his childhood village of Bambali – a village in the south of Senegal – with a number of gestures.

As well as donating significant sums of money to help improve the conditions of the remote village, including a sum of £500,000 for a new hospital, he funded a £200,000 secondary school to be constructed in the area.

On top of that, the humble Mane has also built a £455,000 hospital, financed a mosque and sports stadium and even donated money to the 2,000 residents that live there.

Mane is also said to have handed out laptops and sportswear, provided 4G internet and is also behind the building of a new fuel station and a new post office.

The former Liverpool forward is also very kind with his time.

He reunited with a childhood friend he had not seen for 17 years this year and reportedly invited the man, who is now a police officer, to watch him play at Anfield.

And on Sunday morning, he earned the respect of around 1,000 fans when he made time to meet every single one of them.

According to German publication BILD, the Senegalese international spent around 105 minutes meeting supporters at the Säbener Straße facility – and even shared jokes with those who attended Sunday's public training session.

He is definitely one of the nicest guys in football.

When The Telegraph spoke to him about building a school for the younger generation, he requested it be left out of the interview, adding "I do not do this for publicity."

And in an interview with Ghanian outlet Nsemwoha, Mane opened up about his real desires in life.

"Why would I want ten Ferraris, 20 diamond watches, or two planes? What will these objects do for me and for the world?" he said.

"I was hungry, and I had to work in the field; I survived hard times, played football barefooted, I did not have an education and many other things, but today with what I earn thanks to football, I can help my people.

"I built schools, a stadium, we provide clothes, shoes, food for people who are in extreme poverty. In addition, I give 70 euros per month to all people in a very poor region of Senegal which contributes to their family economy.

"I do not need to display luxury cars, luxury homes, trips and even planes. I prefer that my people receive a little of what life has given me."

Featured Image Credit: BILD/Twitter

Topics: Sadio Mane, Bayern Munich, Bundesliga

Jack Kenmare
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