Liverpool winger Sadio Mane has donated £500,000 to help fund the construction of a hospital in his hometown of Bambali in Senegal.
Mane had a meeting with Senegalese President Macky Sall earlier this month to discuss the project, which will include departments for maternity care, dental facilities, and consulting rooms. The village, about 400 kilometers outside the capital city Dakar, did not previously have a hospital.
"The Liverpool striker 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," the official account for the presidency tweeted.
Mane also tweeted, "Very honored by the audience that the Head of State, His Excellency @Macky_Sall granted me. A good time to discuss football but also our social projects."
In 2019, the former Southampton man also donated close to $350,000 (£250,000) to build a school in Bambali.
Sadio Mane comes from the village of Bambali in Senegal.— B/R Football (@brfootball) June 22, 2021
In 2019 he donated almost $350,000 to build a school there.
This summer he has given $693,000 to fund the construction of Bambali's first hospital.
Making a difference to his home 👏 pic.twitter.com/3hpPBum3Pj