The Socrates Award, presented for the first time on Monday evening during the Ballon d’Or ceremony, was awarded to Senegalese footballer Sadio Mané for his investment in the development of his native village of Bambali.
The best African player of the year 2022, Sadio Mané received the very first Socrates Awards on Monday, during the Ballon d’Or 2022 ceremony.
This reward intends to highlight footballers involved in social and charitable projects.
The Bayern Munich and Senegal striker was rewarded for his investment in the development of his native village of Bambali, in southern Senegal, where he encouraged equal access for boys and girls to practice. soccer.
The 30-year-old player has also financed a hospital there and promised, after a gala match in June 2022, to equip the football field of this village in Casamance with synthetic turf.