The forward has bought 300 shirts for his native village of Bambali, where he watched the 2005 Champions League final. ‘Do not be 3-0 down’ is the instruction from home
Three hundred Liverpool shirts have been sent to the small Senegalese village of Bambali in the buildup to the Champions League final, donated by Sadio Mané, its most famous son. On Saturday he aims to deliver on a promise to spare his childhood friend the despair and disbelief that accompanied Liverpool’s triumph in Istanbul. The gift set will be complete when he brings a European Cup winner’s medal back home.