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Sadio Mane, a Liverpool midfielder, met with Senegalese President Macky Sall to present his idea to build a hospital in his country.
Senegal’s official Twitter account posted a picture of the Reds star being greeted by President Macky Sall, who has governed the country’s government since 2012.
Mane was seen with the President, who greeted him and sat with him next to the Senegalese flag to discuss his proposal.
“The player Sadio Mane was received this afternoon by President Macky Sall,” read the accompanying message in French.
“The Liverpool striker has given the Head of State with a bold idea to build a hospital in Bambali, and he expects the government to provide medical personnel.”
The 29-year-old hopes to construct the health-care center in his hometown, which is located on the banks of the Casamance River in the Sedihou Department of the country.
Mane, who scored from the penalty spot in both of Senegal’s friendly internationals this week, against Zambia on Saturday and Cape Verde on Tuesday, at Stade Lat Dior in Thies, has long advocated for upgrades in his country’s infrastructure.
“The Senegalese people deserve better,” the Reds player stated after an electrical power outage in the previous match, which prompted a 20-minute delay in the start of the second half. What happened was heinous.
“It’s difficult for top-level athletes to wait 30-35 minutes before returning to the game.
“What transpired wasn’t deserving of a football-loving nation like Senegal. They need to improve, in my opinion. And the pitch was in a terrible state.”