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Sadio Mane Is Transforming His Childhood Village In Senegal With So Many Incredible Gestures

Jack Kenmare

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Sadio Mane Is Transforming His Childhood Village In Senegal With So Many Incredible Gestures

Liverpool forward Sadio Mane has transformed his childhood village of Bambali – a village in the south of Senegal – with a number of incredible gestures.

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.

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."

Featured Image Credit: Twitter/@AfricaFactsZone

Topics: Sadio Mane, Liverpool, Bayern Munich, Senegal

Jack Kenmare
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