Sadio Mane opens up on Islamic faith and tragic death of father
- Sadio Mane has recounted his experience being a Muslim
- The Senegalese captain says he is someone that attempts to pray five times a day
- Mane also recounted his experience the day he lost his father
Senegalese captain Sadio Mane has narrated the importance of him being a Muslim and also explained that he lost his father while he was just 7 years old, Daily Star reports.
Liverpool forward Mane disclosed this in a new documentary where he gave detailed insight about his fate and the tragic loss of his dad.
Recall that the social media was agog when a footage emerged where the Liverpool forward was filmed washing the toilet in a local mosque a few hours after he scored in a Premier League game.
A few hours after helping the Anfield side to their victory against Leicester in the 2018/2019 season, the Senegalese star joined Muslim faithfuls to clean the toilet of the mosque he prays.
Mane was sighted filling a bucket with water while a young boy uses a pressure washer on the floor.
The video was said to have been recorded at the Al-Rahma Mosque where Mane visits regularly, in Mulgrave Street, Liverpool.
The former Salzburg striker after scoring each of his goal touches his head on the turf and prays - better known as the sujood.
Sadio Mane, 27, has now explained that explained how his Islamic faith is his “very being” adding that he recites the Koran alongside his family each year in memory of his late father.
“Naturally I’m a muslim. Faith is my very being.
“I’m a guy who tries to pray five times a day every day.
“Every year, we recite the Koran for my father. I try to pray for him all the time, for his memory.”
“The day my father died, I was seven years old.
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“We were about to play on the field when a cousin approached me and said, ‘Sadio, your father passed away’.
“I replied ‘oh, really?’. I thought, ‘he’s joking’, I couldn’t really grasp it.
“He’d had a stomach ache, but because there was no hospital, we tried traditional medicine.
“So they took him to the village and he died there.
“There were a lot of rebels at the time, so there was no way to bring him home. They chose to bury him there.”
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Legit.ng earlier reported that Sadio Mane released his own film where he talked about his rise to stardom in the beautiful game of football.
'Made in Senegal' is a documentary that focused on the humbling beginnings of the Liverpool forward and the sacrifices he made in becoming a professional footballer.
Reds boss Jurgen Klopp also featured in a segment of the film explaining the exceptional talent of the Senegalese striker.
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