Rakuten TV kicks off Sadio Mané doc Made In Senegal | VOD | News | Rapid TV News
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Boosting its documentary slate across Europe, Rakuten TV has announced its latest exclusive offer, documentary, Made in Senegal, taking an in-depth look at the rise of Liverpool FC star and African Player of the Year 2019 Sadio Mané.

Rakuten Mané 8April2020Exclusively available immediately on Rakuten TV’s Rakuten Stories channel at no charge, part of a commitment from the VOD platform to bring free content to people during their lockdown, Made in Senegal offers fans a look at the journey of one of football’s most exceptional players. Traversing the highly diverse worlds from his humble rural beginnings in a small village of south Senegal to the global spotlight of premiership football and winning the Champions League with Liverpool FC, the documentary is a story about dreams, determination, faith, rebellion, courage and love.

Mané acts as the main narrator, and uses a mixture of documentary scenes, archive footage and animation to bring his past to life, the highly personal film reveals his thoughts, feelings and views, allowing viewers to discover an intimate side of the star player. In addition, the documentary will also enable fans looks at Mané’s huge and noble social responsibly commitments to helping those around him, which has made him a role model and important pillar in his home community and beyond.

Commenting on the documentary, Mané said: “I wanted to show to the people that you can achieve anything in the world, if you are ready to build on your dreams and put in hard work. I am Made in Senegal.

Made in Senegal is a co-production of Vertical Social Club and arena11 sports group. The agreement to show the documentary on Rakuten TV was initiated by global sports marketing agency Lagardère Sports which holds the exclusive worldwide distribution rights for the content. The company’s executive vice president, global media Nikolaus von Doetinchem said: “We’re delighted to bring Sadio Mané’s inspirational story to fans in Europe with Rakuten TV. We believe sport has the power to inspire people and we’ll continue to work with partners to distribute premium live and on-demand sports content to as many fans as possible.”