- Sadio Mane has recounted his experiences being a Muslim
- The Senegalese football captain says he is someone who attempts to pray five times a day
- Mane also spoke about the day on which his father passed away
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Senegalese captain Sadio Mane has shared the importance of him being a Muslim and also explained that he lost his father when he was just seven years old, Daily Star reports.
Liverpool forward Mane disclosed this in a new documentary in which he gave a detailed insight about his fate and the tragic loss of his dad.
Social media was agog when footage emerged in which the Liverpool forward was filmed washing the toilet in a local mosque a few hours after he scored in a Premier League game.
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A few hours after helping the Anfield side to their victory against Leicester in the 2018/19 season, the Senegalese star joined Muslim faithfuls to clean the toilets of the mosque where he prays.
Mane was seen filling a bucket with water while a young boy used a pressure washer on the floor.
The video was said to have been recorded at the Al-Rahma Mosque where Mane visits regularly, in Mulgrave Street, Liverpool.
During matches, after scoring each of his goals, he touches his head to the turf to say a word of prayer - better known as the sujood position.
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Sadio Mane, 27, has now explained how his Islamic faith is his “very being”, adding that he recites the Koran alongside his family each year in memory of his late father.
“Naturally I’m a Muslim. Faith is my very being. I’m a guy who tries to pray five times a day every day.
“Every year, we recite the Koran for my father. I try to pray for him all the time, for his memory. The day my father died, I was seven years old.
“We were about to play on the field when a cousin approached me and said, ‘Sadio, your father passed away’. “I replied ‘Oh, really?’. I thought, ‘He’s joking’, I couldn’t really grasp it. He’d had a stomachache, but because there was no hospital, we tried traditional medicine.
“So they took him to the village and he died there. There were a lot of rebels at the time, so there was no way to bring him home. They chose to bury him there.”
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