Liverpool and Senegal International forward Sadio Mane says he wanted to make his Village proud by winning the CAF Award.
Speaking to the Clubs official Website, Mane described the accolade as something special.
“I can’t describe how they are and how motivated they are especially,” he said
“They always push me.
“If you see those people, you push hard and harder to make them proud because it’s the only satisfaction they have on it. I have to give back what they have done for me.
“I think it was something special for the village because in the village we had some great players but they were never successful.
“When I came to France and that time I was playing second league, the village never had the channel to watch the second league, so everybody was so excited to see me on TV first of all!
“They were praying for me every day to see me at this level because they will be just proud. How things are going and as I get more motivated and [they get] more excited to see me higher and higher, I think I have to sacrifice myself to make them proud.”
Sadio Mane has been an Instrumental figure in the Liverpool team and the Senegalese National team. Mane led the Teranga Lions to a second place finish at the 2019 Total Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.
He won the Champions League and the UEFA Super Cup. Currently Liverpool are leading the English Premier League with a massive and Mane is set to make more history with the Reds.