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Ballon d’Or: Sadio Mane wins the Socrates Award



Bayern Munich and Senegal forward Sadio Mane is the inaugural winner of the Socrates Award.

“First of all good evening everybody,” he says.

“I am really happy to be a guest tonight. Sometimes I am a bit shy but I am really happy to do what I can do for my people to make things better.

The award which is for humanitarian actions, was presented by  former Brazil and Paris St-Germain midfielder Rai, the younger brother of Socrates.

Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and Africa's most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022. He was honoured at the Qatar 2022 World Cup by FIFA and AIPS.

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