Sadio Mané has for the first time spoken on the death of his father, who unfortunately is not around to revel in the success of his son.
Sadio Mane who can now afford any height of healthcare for himself and his loved ones says he lost his father at a tender age because of lack of a health facility in his village of Bambali.
He further intimated that the ordeal of his father and countless others in his village led him to finance the building of a health facility in the village to cater for the health needs of his people.
Speaking in his upcoming documentary highlighted by The Guardian, the 27-year-old revealed the death of his father when he was aged just seven inspired him to undertake the project.
“Before he passed away, he had this kind of sickness for weeks. We brought him some traditional medicine and it kept him calm for three or four months. The sickness came back but this time the medicine didn’t work and because there was no hospital in Bambali they had to take him to the next village,” Mané said.
“I was 7 years old. I was playing football in my village grounds. My brother came over and said, “Our father is dead.” I didn’t believe it.”
Sadio Mane benevolence abounds as he has been widely praised for supporting his village Bambali in Senegal with many developmental projects like schools, health facility and supporting the needy.