Former United Academy Player who hails from Ola, a town in Kwara State, Taiwo Awoniyi has made some confession about his teammates in Liverpool.
The German Bundesliga side FC Mainz player who was loaned from Premier League side, Liverpool, has described his African teammate, Sadio Mane as ‘Exceptional’.
Taiwo who made the confession in a recent interview with the Legit Tv affirms that Sadio Mane doesn’t’ care about worldly things.
He said, “Sadio Mane’s personality is so exceptional. He comes to training and does what he is supposed to do. He doesn’t care about worldly things.”
Naija News recalls that Sadio Mane a few months ago in an interview expressed displease with buying expenses cars and diamond watches as practised by others.
“Why would I want ten Ferraris, twenty diamond watches, or two planes? What will these objects do for me and for the world?
I was hungry, and I had to work in the field; I survived hard times, played football barefooted, I did not have an education and many other things, but today with what I win thanks to football, I can help my people.
I built schools, a stadium, we provide clothes, shoes, food for people who are in extreme poverty. In addition, I give 70 euros per month to all people in a very poor region of Senegal which contributes to their family economy.
I do not need to display luxury cars, luxury homes, trips and even planes. I prefer that my people receive a little of what life has given me”.