Sadio Mane, the AFCON winner, is said to have paid for a boy’s life-saving therapy while he was in the hospital last month.

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After being knocked out flat during Senegal’s quarter-final triumph against Cape Verde, the 2021 AFCON winner sustained concussion.

After the game, Mane was transferred to a hospital in Bafoussam, western Cameroon, to recover.

And according to Seneweb, Mane offered an extraordinary gesture to a bereaved family during his trip.

Their child had been seriously injured when he was hit by a motorcycle, and the family couldn’t afford treatment.

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Mane heard of the news while in his hospital bed, and he donated 400,000 CFA Francs (about £500) to help with the boy’s care.

According to Seneweb, on Cameroonian channel Equinoxetv quoted a guest: “I think I told you about the generous gesture that Sadio Mane made in Bafoussam in favour of a family.

“The latter was in distress because a motorcycle had hit their child who had broken bones and injuries over his body.

“He was close to death and his parents could not afford to pay for treatment.

“And Sadio, who was in this hospital finds this grieving family and asks them what is going on.

“We explain the situation to him and he gave them 400,000 FCFA (£514) which relieved this family.

“I believe that this blessing was rewarded today by God.”

Following the touching gesture, Mane led Senegal to the Afcon final, where they defeated Egypt in a  penalty shootout.

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But this isn’t the first time Mane has shown compassion.

Last year, the Senegalese gave £500,000 to help fund the construction of a new hospital in his hometown of Bambali.

He also gave money to local people and built a new £250,000 school in the village about three years ago.


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