Sadio Mané is a Senegalese footballer who now plays as a winger for Liverpool in the Premier League and for the Senegalese national team.
In a match between Southampton and Aston Villa in 2015, Sadio Mane scored the fastest hat trick in Premier League history in less than 3 minutes, establishing him as a rising star in English football.
Mané, widely regarded as one of the top players in the world, finished fourth in the 2019 Ballon d’Or and fifth in the Best FIFA Men’s Player award in 2019 and 2020.
Mane recently contributed to a charity cause in his hometown of Bambali. He helped fund the construction of a hospital with £450,000 of his own money.
Mane met with Senegal’s President Macky Sall to discuss his proposal after returning to the country for two rounds of international matches against Zambia and Cape Verde earlier this month. Mane has been seeking medical specialists for the hospital, Daily Mail reported.
“Senegalese international Sadio Mane was received this Thursday by President Macky Sall,” according to the country’s presidency.
“The Liverpool social worker came to exchange with the Head of State on his social actions, including constructing a hospital in Bambali.
“He has requested assistance from the State for medical staff.
“Senegal’s new stadium and the preparation of the national team with the last two friendly matches were also on the exchange menu. Just weeks after his visit to the White House, the 29-year-old has seen the hospital built and opened, complete with a sign honoring Mane’s efforts.
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
According to the Spanish newspaper AS, the hospital is the area’s first medical facility and will include an accident and emergency department, maternity care, dental facilities, and consulting rooms. It will serve 34 towns in Bambali and surrounding areas.
‘This hospital is obtained thanks to you, and it is for you, the population of Sédhiou,’ Mane said in a statement released to AS.
It’s not the first time Mane, a Liverpool fan favorite, has aided in funding infrastructure projects in Bambali.
Mane was previously involved in the construction of a high school and a supermarket that bears his name.
Mane returns to Senegal in the off-season on a regular basis, and this summer is no exception.
Mane and his partners are interested in supporting other improvements in the Bambali neighborhood in the future, including a post office and a gas station.