Sadio Mané is known as somewhat of a reluctant star. The Liverpool FC striker has never been one who seems to seek the limelight, especially off the field. Despite that, he is one of the biggest stars in his native Senegal, beloved both for his play on the field as well as for his philanthropy off of it.
Earlier this summer, Mané met with Senegalese president Macky Sall after a round of international matches that saw Sadio score two goals in two games.
Le footballeur Sadio Mané a été reçu cet après-midi par le Président @Macky_Sall. L’attaquant de Liverpool a présenté au Chef de l’Etat un ambitieux projet de construction d’un hôpital à Bambali et compte sur l'accompagnement de l'Etat pour le personnel médical. pic.twitter.com/aPBwtY8Iz7— Présidence Sénégal (@PR_Senegal) June 10, 2021
Mané and Sall spoke about the government operating a new hospital in Mané‘s hometown of Bambali that he funded to be built. The hospital was dedicated today to acknowledge the great gift from the hometown hero.
Senegal and Liverpool star Sadio Mané has officially inaugurated a hospital he built for his home village Bambaly in Senegal.— N U H U ®️ (@NuhuAdams_) June 20, 2021
Mané handed the hospital which costed him around €530,000 to the Senegalese government.
He has already built a high school for the village. pic.twitter.com/eocQQUwSJL
This isn’t the first time Sadio has helped finance a community project. He previously paid to have a school built in Bambali as well.
Mané also took time from his holiday to train with the Senegal U20 rugby team as they prepare for the African Cup. The Liverpool man was brought in to inspire and motivate the young rugby squad. He also used the session to train ahead of Liverpool’s upcoming preseason. While Sadio is low-key an absolute unit (check out those guns), let’s hope he didn’t take too many hits!