Sadio Mane is among the top ten footballers shortlisted to battle for the Ballon D'or award. The Senegalese talisman enjoyed a fantastic spell last year, winning the African Cup of Nations,FA cup and League Cup.
He helped Liverpool to qualify for the champions league final,which they lost to Real Madrid. Mane opted to quit Liverpool and signed for the German Champions Bayern Munich,where he has been thriving well since his arrival.
The African footballer of year has won the inaugural Socrates award,which identifies the best social initiative in the world He built school worth €270k, hospital,gives each family €70 monthly as well as providing free clothes to kids. He also partnered with Orange to provide access to 4G networks for his village people.
Indeed his golden heart has been awarded generously. The 30 year old is in line to become the second African Ballon D'or winner after Liberian president George Weah.
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