Bayern Munich striker Sadio Mane was named on Monday, the winner of the Socrates Award 2022 for his charity work last year.
The Senegalese Sadio Mane became the first footballer to win the Socrates award, formulated by the magazine ‘France Football’ to praise social action carried out outside a footballer’s life.
The Brazilian Rai, Socrates’ brother, was in charge of giving out the award and chose to give it to the Senegalese.
“Thank you to everyone, I am thrilled to be here, a little intimidated, but I am happy to do something for my country’s people to improve their lives”, the footballer said, who heads up lots of humanitarian aid in Senegal.
“Socrates represents the right morals, democracy to achieve a better world, and football represents the world we dream of. In my country at the moment, which has a lot of people struggling to make ends meet, I know what Socrates would think”, Rai said, ex-PSG player, referring to the second round of presidential elections in Brazil.