Sadio Mane
Sadio Mane

Sadio Mane is current African footballer of the year and globally renowned as one of the best footballers in the world. He started his career in France before moving to Austria, and then coming to the EPL to first join Southampton in 2015 and then transferring to Liverpool in 2016. He has been instrumental in Liverpool’s success, winning the Champions League in 2019 and then ending a 30 year wait to win the Premier League in 2020.

He also played for the Senegal team which reached the 2020 African nations cup final. He is seen making dua (supplication) before the start of each match and performs the sajdah (prostration) every time he scores a goal. He is well known for his modest and humble personality, and has donated significant amounts of his personal wealth to charity and in particular to develop the infrastructure in his home town of Sedhiou.

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