Sadio Mané - An African Footballer Worth Emulating

By Peace Wobo
I have to write about this young man because he has laid a legacy that is worth emulating. My prayer is that our leaders and politicians will be as selfless as this young man, I also pray that other African footballers and artists learn from him.

Sadio Mané: "Why would I want 10 Ferraris? How would that help me or the world?"

Liverpool's Senegalese striker opened up about his roots and says he doesn't need luxuries to be happy and dedicates much of his wages to charity.

Out of the three members of Liverpool's trident attack, Sadio Mané is probably the most low-key when it comes to featuring in the sports press. But he is as good as (if not better in many cases) than both of his striker partners Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino. Mané is currently in the form of his life.

In today's game you would be hard pressed to find a more humble person in the world of football than Sadio Mané. He has confessed that he is not in the least bit interested in accumulating needless luxuries or possessions - objects associated with football's highest earners and what matters more to him is helping others. The Senegalese told Ghanian outlet that he doesn't need cars or expensive items to be happy.

Mané gives a helping hand to those in need.
"Why would I want 10 Ferraris, 20 diamond watches, or 2 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 earn thanks to football, I can help my people," Mané explained. "I 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".

Back home in Senegal, Mané has funded the construction of a school in Bambali, work on the new school began before the summer.

Sadio Mané can afford everything he has listed here but what will he do with them? Living a luxurious life is good but excessive luxury is a waste and that's one thing that is killing us in Africa because most of our leaders are selfish and live excessively luxurious.
Givers never lack and I pray that Mané will know the Lord God and receive Jesus as his Lord and personally saviour because it will be sad for him to end up in hell despite having a good heart.

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