Football writer from Russia Khasbulat Makhaev has travelled to Bambali, a village where Sadio Mane grew up. Here is how life is going on in the place where Mane started his career.
It's not easy to get to Bambali. You need to fly to Dakar and then it will take around two-and-a-half hours to get to Sadhiou, a town 40 kilometres away from Bambali. Finally you get to the place and see the village.
Old houses, wooden fences and plenty of mango trees.
Mane once complained about Senegal authorities who don't pay enough attention to local villages. That's why the Reds winger considers it his mission to help the native village survive. He built a school which has all the necessary equipment and facilities...
...and a mosque which is kind of a tribute to his father. Mane's dad loved fishing and wrestling but his life was dedicated to Islam. He was elected the imam and died when Sadio was only 11 years old.
This is Sadio's house. It's much bigger than the other houses.
There is a well inside, that's why anyone can come and talk to the hosts: Sadio's mom and several relatives. Sadio comes here around 2-3 times a year.
Mane's relatives are ready to watch an AFCON game between Senegal and Tanzania. Sadio misses the game but everyone is still excited.
Everybody knows Mane here. Everybody sees him as their brother. In fact, he is a role model for every local boy. Mane shows how you can chase your dream and remain humble and sincere despite the success and wealth you gain.