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Sadio Mane Pays Entire Hospital Bill for Young Cameroonian Boy with Life-Threatening Injuries
- Sadio Mane was involved in the kind gesture while receiving treatment at a Cameroonian hospital in Bafoussam
- The Liverpool winger had been taken to hospital following a collision with a Cape Verde keeper during the AFCON
- While in his hopsital bed, he got wind of a distressed family that was unable to pay for a medical bill for their injured child
- The Senegalese is understood to have offered the family over £500 to cater for the boy's hospital expenses
Sadio Mane proved his class off the pitch during the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations after he paid the entire hospital bill for a young boy with life-threatening injuries.
The Liverpool winger is said to have been involved in the kind gesture when he suffered a concussion after a collision with Cape Verde goalkeeper Vozinha.
While he was able to continue playing and even scored a goal, Mane was subbed off soon after and taken to hospital as a precaution.
Mane warms hearts at Bafoussam hospital
The Sun now reports the Senegalese made an incredible gesture to a distraught family who had a patient at the same hospital he was receiving treatment in Bafoussam, western Cameroon.
According to the publication, the family's child had suffered terrible injuries after being hit by a motorbike and could not afford the medical expenses incurred.
Kind Mane is said to have caught wind of the heartbreaking news while in his hospital bed and offered to foot the entire medical bill.
Just how much did Mane offer the family?
The forward reportedly gave the family 400,000 CFA Francs which is equivalent to over £500 - enough to cater for the boy's entire hospital expenses.
"I think I told you about the generous gesture that Sadio Mané made in Bafoussam in favour of a family," declared a guest on the set of a Cameroonian channel, Equinoxetv, after the coronation of Senegal.
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"Sadio, who was in this hospital finds this grieving family and asks them what is going on. We explain the situation to him and he gave them 400,000 FCFA which relieved this family," the guest further divulged.
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Earlier, Sports Brief reported former Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has congratulated Senegal and Egypt after their gruelling battle during the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.
Zidane has described Senegal's AFCON final with Egypt as "an intense" game.
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