The Star Opens Up
In an interview with Nsemwoha, a Ghanaian news channel, Sadio Mane opened up on why he prefers to spend a big part of his record breaking earnings on charity on his homeland.
"Why would I want ten Ferraris, twenty diamond watches, or two planes? What will these objects do for me and for the world?"
"I was hungry, and I had to work in the field; I survived hard times, played football barefooted, I did not have an education and many other things, but today with what I win thanks to football, I can help my people." said Sadio Mane, a professional soccer player who plays as a winger for Premier League club Liverpool and the Senegal national team.
The passioned striker continued "I've built schools, a stadium, we provide clothes, shoes, food for people who are in extreme poverty. In addition, I give 70 euros per month to all people in a very poor region of Senegal which contributes to their family economy. I do not need to display luxury cars, luxury homes, trips and even planes. I prefer that my people receive a little of what life has given me."
Sadio Mane was born in West Africa. His father did not want him to play sports. He eventually found his way into the world of soccer and is now one of the top earners in the sport. In 2019 Best FIFA Men's Player (Mané finished fifth) Despite his success, he is commonly reported as a "down-to-earth" person by other soccer player/celebrities and others who know him personally.
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