Senegal and Liverpool superstar Sadio Mane has donated about N285 million (around £500,000 or $694,000) to help in building a hospital in the town of Bambali, his hometown in Senegal.
The small village of Bambali, where Mane was born, did not have a hospital before, and the Senegalese forward decided to pay tribute to his small town by helping in that charitable project.
The 29-year-old Mane previously donated about N143 million (around £250,000 or almost $350,000) to build a school in the town.
The new hospital will include among others departments for maternity care, dental facilities and consulting rooms.
Mane met last week with Senegal’s President Macky Sall to discuss the hospital project funded by him.
“Mane has presented the Head of State with an ambitious plan to build a hospital in Bambali and is counting on state support for medical personnel,” said a statement from Senegal Presidency on Twitter.
Mane has been successful with Liverpool and has won the English Premier League, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup titles.
He was named CAF Player of the Year 2019.