Former Liverpool striker Sadio Mane has been hailed as one of Senegal’s national heroes by manager Jurgen Klopp.
Recall that Mane left Liverpool this summer and joined Bayern Munich.
The talismanic player guided Senegal to their first-ever AFCON championship in February and World Cup qualification the following month.
The German tactician praised Mane for his contribution to the nation’s victory in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in an interview with TribalFootball.
“He has a huge heart for his homeland, building schools and hospitals locally for good reasons,” Klopp told the Bundesliga’s YouTube channel. “It’s an incredible story, how he even got started with football. [He’s] a really great guy.”
“Sadio is the national hero in Senegal,” added Klopp.
“Winning the Africa Cup [AFCON], Player of the Tournament, Africa’s Men’s Player of the Year, scored the decisive penalty [in the AFCON final] and other vital goals. Right now, he could probably become president there if he wanted.”