Sadio Mane donates £41,000 to help Senegal fight coronavirus
In times of adversity, we get to see people for who they truly are. The world is in the midst of lockdown as the coronavirus pandemic has threatened the very way of life as we know it.
At times like these, any help, no matter how big or small, could prove to make a difference. Liverpool superstar Sadio Mane is known to be a humble person in spite of his success. The 27-year-old has been known to give generously to the community both monetarily and manually.
Liverpool have extended support to the food banks to help them overcome the shortage inflicted due to the suspension of fixtures. A number of Reds stars had chipped in to ensure that the organizations made up for the donations they lost.
According to the BBC Sport (h/t Daily Mail), Mane has now stepped in to support his countrymen. The winger donated £41,000 to FCFA, the organization fighting the pandemic in Senegal. He also chose to include a helpful statement, reminding people to regularly disinfect and clean their hands to curtail the spread of the virus.
The information was revealed by the player’s agent who termed the player’s generosity as a spontaneous action, influenced by the dynamic nature of the situation.
There have been 27 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Senegal. Two of the patients have returned to full health since. Senegalese officials announced on Monday that all flights between the country and European destinations have been cancelled.
“Disinfect your hands as much as possible, clean your hands for at least 30 seconds”
— Babacar Diarra (@BabsDiarra) March 17, 2020
They have also decided to ban flights from North African countries such as Tunisia and Algeria.
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The Liverpool star is currently on Merseyside. The Premier League leaders have given their players individually-tailored programs to ensure fitness levels stay high during this unexpected break.
The Premier League has suspended fixtures until April 3. It remains uncertain if the games can resume after the date given the changing nature of the pandemic.
In a reprieve for the national leagues across the continent, UEFA have decided to shift this summer’s European Championships to 2021 and intend to wrap up the domestic and continental competitions by the end of June.