Sadio Mane makes an endearing gesture to his hometown to demonstrate his class. The most recent of his many kind deeds, Sadio Mane of Bayern Munich assisted a group of young soccer fans in his hometown in receiving signed shirts.
The Senegal international, who moved to Bayern from Liverpool over the summer, has made a significant contribution to his hometown of Bambi. He contributed £450k to the construction of a hospital there in 2021, as well as funds for a school, post office, and gas station.
In the European off-season, Mane, 30, frequently makes trips back to Senegal. He most recently made one soon after representing Liverpool in the 2022 Champions League final. He will represent the Lions of Taranga at the upcoming World Cup and keeps up his support of locals and football supporters.
Mane and the team were reportedly asked if the forward would be willing to sign a case of Bayern shirts that were being shipped to Bambali, according to TNT Sports. The player not only concurred but it was also captured on camera that he dispatched the shirts.
TNT documented the journey, starting in Dakar, the nation’s capital, and continuing to the village. On a football field there, a group of kids were given the home and away shirts, and several of them were playing around while sporting identical “Mane 17” Bayern shirts.
The Socrates Award was given to Mane personally at the Ballon d’Or ceremony in October. For the first time, France Football, the event’s organizers, presented the prize to the “best social initiative by committed champions.”
The former Southampton frontman accepted his award by saying, “Sometimes, I’m a bit shy when it comes to talking about it, but I’m really happy to do what I can for our people and to make things better.” He donated to the Senegalese National Committee in an effort to support their response to the Covid-19 pandemic, in addition to helping build facilities in Senegal.
Mane’s crucial penalty kick helped his nation defeat Egypt and win the Africa Cup of Nations at the beginning of 2022. Following two runners-up finishes in the previous tournaments, it was their first time ever winning.
Mane also assisted his team in securing a spot in the upcoming World Cup in Qatar by scoring the winning penalty in a shootout against Egypt. The hosts are up against Senegal, and Netherlands and Ecuador make up the rest of their group.
After six seasons at Anfield, during which he won the Premier League and the Champions League among other awards, he left Liverpool over the summer. In 12 Bundesliga games for his new team, he has scored six goals and scored three goals in the Champions League.