The life of Sadio Mané , a Liverpool footballer, is one of film. He was born in a small village in southern Senegal and is now champion of the Champions League . He was going to get his first Premier League title with the 'reds', but the coronavirus has put him on 'stand by'. In between, between Senegal and Liverpool, there is a race, a path that Rakuten TV will now give us in the form of a documentary.
' Made in Senegal ' will be available for free throughout Europe on Rakuten TV's 'Rakuten Stories' channel starting this Wednesday, April 8. An intimate look at one of the most exceptional players on the football scene. A story about dreams, determination, faith, rebellion, courage, and love.
It will have Mané himself as the main narrator and using scenes from the documentary, footage and animation to bring scenes from his past to life, the documentary reveals the player's thoughts, feelings and points of view, allowing viewers to get to know the most intimate side of a soccer star.
In a part of the video to which EL MUNDO has had access, the striker is in his town , where a school and hospital are being completed. " This is where it all started ," explains Mané. People ask him for the Golden Ball, and he replies: "I kept my promise (the creation of the school and the hospital). Now I bring you another: this year I will win it."
" I wanted to show people that anything can be achieved if you are ready to fight for your dreams and work hard. I am made in Senegal," he says of the documentary.
Teresa López , director of content for Rakuten TV Europe, says that "sport is a fantastic way to connect people around the world and 'Made in Senegal' has a powerful narrative that we believe the public will love."
In order to support the premiere, the Rakuten group has collaborated to offer this documentary free of charge to all the people who are forced to be at home.
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