Sadio Mane is fast becoming a brighter revelation in football space despite coming from a local Senegalese community Bambali.
This is all thanks to his sheer humility in the face of broadening celebrity temptation.
The 27-year-old Liverpool sensation was recently crowned the African football king at the event held in Egypt on Tuesday night, January 8.
Mane opened what seems to be a prosperous year with the CAF player of the year award, beating off stiff competition from Man City's Riyad Mahrez and Liverpool's Mo Salah.
But outside the pitch, if anything could be said about the Liverpool forward, apparently it would about his gladsome humbleness which has marked him out as a special breed.
And less than a year after he was spotted helping the bus assistants offload packs of bottled water from the national team bus, more revelations have now emerged shedding lights on how the Senegalese star helped clean the toilets of Liverpool mosque.
In an interview with BBC in 2018, Liverpool Imam Al-Thabi disclosed that despite his high influence and obvious command of opulence, the 27-year-old Senegalese star came to mosque just like individuals.
According to the Imam, Mane would drive to the mosque using an ordinary car despite having a Bentley and then help clean the mosque toilets, leaving delightful impressions in the faces of co-Muslims.
"He often comes to the mosque. At home, he has a Bentley, but he comes to us in an ordinary car, so he is incognito," Imam Al-Thabi.
"It’s not someone looking for light. There is no arrogance. Sadio comes from a poor community. He’s the kind of guy who will help.
"He has a lot of initiatives and helped build a mosque in his home village," the Imam told BBC with keen focus on Mane's attested humbleness.
Obviously, Mane's gesture toward the mosque is not the apex of his humility, recently the Liverpool sensational star was spotted carrying around an iPhone with a broken screen guard despite earning £150,000.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Mane has always shown love for Bambali, dedicating a chunk share of his salaries to to them. He built a school in his village worth €270,000, a hospital, mosque and stadium for his people.
Aside from the building works, he also gave funds to many humanitarian projects, some of which gulped more than $250,000 (N90,375,000).
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