Anfield hero Sadio Mane is set to leave Liverpool for Bayern Munich but this has not stopped the winger from visiting Bambali to further develop his home city
Sadio Mane returned to his hometown of Bambali in Senegal after spending almost £750,000 on new buildings including a hospital, school, post office and petrol station.
The 30-year-old player played his last game for Liverpool with front set to join Bayern Munich in a deal worth around £35m. Mane won Premier League, Champions LeagueCarabao Cup and FA Cup during his time at the Reds, scoring over 100 goals in the process.
Now, with Mane expected to complete his medical with Bayern soon, the Senegal international will be looking to win more trophies in Germany. He is set to join a side that lifted their eighth consecutive Bundesliga title at the end of last season but struggled in Europe.
Meanwhile, Mane returned to his homeland last week to play a football game alongside former Premier League stars Papiss Cisse and El-Hadji Diouf. Mane also visited the £455,000 hospital he is funding in 2021, which serves 34 nearby villages.
Mane has also built a £250,000 secondary school in Bambali, which has a population of over 2,000 and could grow into a town on his investment. The former Southampton star was filmed opening a brand new fuel station and has pledged funding to build a post office, which will help further develop the village.
This is not the only kind of generosity Mane has shown his country, with the winger providing each family in the village with a 70€ (£57) monthly support package. He also donated €400 (£326) to the best performing students at Bambali High School.
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Various electronic devices have been provided such as laptops, while 4G internet has been installed to ensure children can use data inside and outside of school.
Mane began his professional career at Metz and moved to Red Bull Salzburg in January 2013. He scored 31 goals in 63 appearances for the Austrian side before signing with Southampton two years later.
The Senegal winger quickly adapted to life in England and impressed the Saints by finishing in sixth – the highest ever in the Premier League. In 2016, Liverpool decided to sign Mane and the player subsequently formed an excellent attacking trio alongside Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah. He ended his spell at Anfield with 120 goals in 269 appearances.