Mane paints hometown red by donating 300 Liverpool shirts

Liverpool forward Sadio Mane despatched 300 club jerseys to supporters in his home village of Bambali in Senegal ahead of Saturday’s Champions League final against Real Madrid.
Sadio Mane
Sadio Mane
Mane’s family still live in the village of 2,000 inhabitants, which is expected to come to a standstill as their favourite son looks to help the Premier League club claim a sixth European Cup in Kiev’s Olympic Stadium. The 26-year-old has ensured the village can cheer his team in style as it looks to beat 12-time champion Real.
“There are 2,000 in the village. I bought 300 Liverpool jerseys to send to the people in the village, so the fans can wear to watch the final,” said Mane. The Senegalese international is not expected to return home until after next month’s World Cup in Russia but is hopeful he can further reward fans for their continued support.
“Nobody in the village will work this day (Saturday). I will be going back in the summer after the World Cup and hopefully I will be showing everyone a medal.”

Visit to explore our interactive epaper!

Download the DT Next app for more exciting features!

Click here for iOS

Click here for Android

Related Stories

No stories found.
DT next