Desire Azankpo, the best friend of new Bayern Munich striker, Sadio Mane has gotten a two year contract with Bayern Munich Reserve Team after spending his time in Germany driving his best friend to training when the striker newly joined the German side.
Until last weekend, Desire Segbe Azankpo drove his best friend Sadio Mane to Sabener Strasse, Bayern Munich’s training centre every morning.
Whenever Mane went onto the pitch for training, Azankpo drove away.
Azankpo is also a striker but he has been without a club for over one month after he was let go by French third-tier side Dunkerque and kept himself busy by driving his friend to training sessions in Germany.
But everything changed last week after he was handed a two-year contract with Bayern’s resave team coached by club legend Martin Demichelis after he impressed in trials according to Germany’s Sport Bild.
In an interview earlier this year, Azankpo explained how they have always kept in touch with Mane full of ambition since they met.
“He [Mane] always had big ambitions. He always wanted to go as high as possible. He comes from a poor background, like all of us,” said Azankpo.
“And we said to ourselves that we have to succeed in order to help the family, to take over, because there are people behind who are hungry,” he added.
“Sadio has always dreamed very big. And I remember when he spoke to me about the Senegalese selection, he wanted it so much.”