Sadio Mane started his football career through to his international clubs after many shortfalls and challenges.
Though, the journey was though for him, he couldn’t give up. He is very determined, hardworking and ready to do his best towards achieving his dreams in life.
Our reasech has shown that, Mane has the following facts and legacies in football so far.
1. The Teranga Lions of Senegal Player Sadio Mane is currently ranked one of the best African players (Man of the AFCON2021 tournament).
2. On his journey to Dakar to play football, he left without telling anyone, apart from his best friend.
3. He walked for a long time to meet up with a friend who loaned him some money so that he could take the bus to Dakar.
4. Upon arrival, he was welcomed by a family who he did not know. Immediately took part in training sessions at recognized teams.
5. There were 200 or 300 youngsters who were waiting in line for their chance, it started badly for him because when he presented himself, he was laughed at.
6. He did not look like a footballer. He was wearing pants that looked nothing like football shorts and his football boots were
completely shredded on the sides and had been repaired by him with wire.
According to Sadio Mane, those who oversaw the trials would look at him with a bizarre facial expression: “You really want to become a footballer? I understood them but did not have a choice. As was not that bad, they took me. That was the beginning or my adventure.” Mane added.
7. He gifted 300 Liverpool FC to residents in his hometown of Bambali
8. Donated £250,000 to build a school in Bambali in 2019
9. Donated £500,000 to build the first hospital in the town last year, which includes maternal caee, dental & consulting rooms.
10. He bounced back from AFCON defeat in 2019 and missing a penalty in this year’s final, to score the winning penalty in the shoot-out clinching Senegal’s first ever AFCON.
11. Joint-highest goalscorer in Senegal’s history
12. He played 103 Premier League goals & scored fastest ever PL hat-trick
13. Sadio Mane is the UEFA Champions League, Premier League & Club World Cup winner
14. Sadio Mané’s legacy will live in football forever