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Sadio Mane Donates £41k to Fight Coronavirus

Liverpool’s stars, Sadio Mane has donated an amount of £41k to national committee fighting against Coronavirus epidemic disease in his home country Senegal.

Mane’s donates to Senegal after 27 confirmed cases of the virus as of Tuesday, with two having already recovered in the country.

The African best has also taken to social media to ask his countryman to take the situation “extremely seriously”

He told the official Liverpool website: “I don’t think this is a moment where the thoughts of a football manager should be important, but I understand for our supporters they will want to hear from the team and I will front that.

“First and foremost, all of us have to do whatever we can to protect one another. In society I mean. This should be the case all the time in life, but at this moment I think it matters more than ever.

“I’ve said before that football always seems the most important of the least important things. Today, football and football matches really aren’t important at all.

“Of course, we don’t want to play in front of an empty stadium and we don’t want games or competitions suspended, but if doing so helps one individual stay healthy – just one – we do it no questions asked.

“If it’s a choice between football and the good of the wider society, it’s no contest. Really, it isn’t.

“Today’s decision and an announcement is being implemented with the motive of keeping people safe. Because of that, we support it completely. We have seen members of teams we compete against becoming ill.

“This virus has shown that being involved in football offers no immunity. To our rival clubs and individuals who are affected and to those who later will become so, you are in our thoughts and prayers.

He also added that the outcome of the season is not important at this stage, with several actors premier League clubs suggesting that the season is scrapped.

He said: “None of us knows at this moment what the final outcome will be, but as a team, we have to have a belief that the authorities make decisions based on sound judgement and morality.

“Yes, I am the manager of this team and club and therefore carry a leadership responsibility with regards to our future on the pitch.

“But I think in the present moment, with so many people around our city, the region, the country and the world facing anxiety and uncertainty, it would be entirely wrong to speak about anything other than advising people to follow expert advice and look after themselves and each other.”

In fact, Mane may well be the nicest and most humble guy in football.

Mane has paid to build a hospital, a mosque and a sports stadium in the village he grew up in, while he also donated £250,000 to help build a school. And he regularly visits to check their progress. He also gives each family in his village £70 every month.

He signed for fellow Premier League side Liverpool in 2016, for a reported fee of £34 million. With Liverpool, Mané helped them reach back-to-back UEFA Champions League Finals in 2018 and 2019, winning the latter.

He also finished as the league’s joint-top goalscorer in the 2018–19 season, winning the Premier League Golden Boot. The same year, he finished fourth for the Ballon d’Or and fifth for The Best FIFA Men’s Player award.

In January 2020, he was named the African Footballer of the Year for 2019 after leading Senegal to final of AFCON in Egypt.

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