Liverpool footballer donates £41,000 to fight COVID-19 in Senegal

by Akeem Alao

A Senegalese and Liverpool talisman, Sadio Mane, has donated £41,000 to his country to fight the spread of the deadly coronavirus in Senegal.

Seeing the disturbing rate at which the virus spread globally, the 2019 African best player and 4th best player in the world, deemed it necessary to contribute his part to tackle the virus in his fatherland.

Disclosing the donation on Wednesday March 18th, 2020, Sadio noted that he was determined to help his people.

“Why would I want 10 Ferraris, 20 diamond watches or two planes? What will these objects do for me and the world? I built schools, a stadium. I provide clothes, shoes, food for people who are in extreme poverty. I did not have an education and many other things, but today with what I earn, I thank football. I can help my people,” he said.

Sadio Mane is one of the best players in the world, and he is among the nicest philanthropists in the world, especially in the football fraternity.

He has done a lot of humanitarian works over the years. Mane has paid to build a hospital, a mosque and a sports stadium in the village he grew up in. He has also donated £250,000 to help build a school.

So far, Senegal has recorded 27 total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases.

According to Senegalese health officials, two out of the 27 have regained their health and the authorities are putting all measures in place to help manage the situation in the country.

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