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Watch: The Amazing Journey Of Sadio Mane In New Documentary 'Made In Senegal'

Watch: The Amazing Journey Of Sadio Mane In New Documentary 'Made In Senegal'
By Sean Meehan Updated

From watching him on the football pitch, you can tell endeavour is part of Sadio Mane's makeup.

The Senegalese winger is known for his footballing exploits, yet, in his homeland, he's so much more.

In a new documentary for Rakuten TV, 'Sadio Mane: Made In Senegal' details the life of the talismanic attacker, for birth to balling in Bootle. What's immediately striking is the sheer volume of work Mane is doing in his homeland in order to ensure people have a better way of life.

There's one scene when Mane is atop a school he paid to construct in Bambali, his home village.

People gather on the courtyard below him, hanging on his every word. Mane expresses that "education is the priority of this generation," before adding that people "should be in good health before going to work.

Health is constantly in the conscious of Mane, with his father dying when Sadio was just seven. His father died of heart pains, and due to the lack of a health centre in the village, he died without medical attention.

Mane is currently funding the construction of a hospital, in the hope that no one else ends up dying in the same vein as his father. Also, so that women have a safe place to give birth, as Mane recalls seeing his sister born in the family home.

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These kind of gestures showcase the kind of man Mane is, 28 with the footballing world at his feet, yet with a scope for greater things.

The documentary was produced for Rakuten TV, and is available for free. All you have to do is register for the service with your email and, provided you don't like ads, you can watch the journey unfold before you. The service also allows you to watch 'Matchday: Inside FC Barcelona', a series not unlike Amazon Prime's behind the scenes look at Pep Guardiola's Manchester City.

Click here to watch the documentary in full.

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