Sadio Mane Is Transforming His Childhood Village In Senegal With So Many Incredible Gestures
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The 30-year-old forward, who looks set to join Bayern Munich this summer in a reported £35 million deal from Liverpool, returned to his home country this month to take part in a game alongside the likes of El Hadji Diouf and Papiss Cisse.
He has always maintained a strong relationship with Bambali and the 2,000 residents that live there.
In the past, he has donated significant sums of money to help improve the conditions of the remote village, including a sum of £500,000 for a new hospital.
And having previously donated a reported £200,000 for a new secondary school to be constructed, Mane is said to have built a fuel station and a post office to help locals.
Twitter account @AfricaFactsZone posted a thread detailing the generosity of the Liverpool forward.
Sadio Mane is transforming his village to a town.— Africa Facts Zone (@AfricaFactsZone) June 20, 2022
He built a £455,000 hospital and €250,000 school in his village, Bambaly.
He gives each family €70 monthly.
He provided 4G internet for them.
He is building a fuel station and post office.
2,000 people live in his village. pic.twitter.com/GN5H3mXuxD
Sadio Mane gave laptops and $400 each to the best performing students of Bambali High School.— Africa Facts Zone (@AfricaFactsZone) June 20, 2022
He gives free sportswear to kids in the village. pic.twitter.com/eCVXWLxIzU
A video of Sadio Mane's projects in his village, Bombali— Africa Facts Zone (@AfricaFactsZone) June 20, 2022
• He has opened the fuel station
• He inspected equipment at the £455,000 public hospital he built, which will serve 34 villages
• The £250,000 free public secondary school he built. pic.twitter.com/jHOsWNNUJ5
In April 2018, he donated over £200,000 so that the next generation of children in Bambali have a new secondary school to give them an opportunity to prosper in life.
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."
Sadio Mane returned to the pitch where it all began for him in his village Bambaly in Senegal to play a local match yesterday. 👌🏾🙌🏾— Usher Komugisha (@UsherKomugisha) June 16, 2022
With him is his idol El Hadji Diouf, Papiss Demba Cisse, Mbaye Diagne and Désiré Segbe of Benin. pic.twitter.com/f6jjjrnU3B