Category footballer

Success Story from Mali: Frédéric Kanouté Supports Children

By guest blogger Justine Maisha Davis* Frédéric “Freddy” Kanouté was born near Lyon, France in 1977 to a French mother and a Malian father. He started his football career with Olympique Lyonnais at the age of 20. He then went on to play in England for five years, Spain for seven, and finished his career […]

Success Story from Côte d’Ivoire: Didier Drogba’s Hospitals

Didier Drogba was born in Abidjan in Côte d’Ivoire in 1978. He left the country at the age of five and moved to France to live with an uncle, Michel Goba, who was a professional footballer (soccer player). After touring with his uncle for three years, Drogba returned to Côte d’Ivoire to live with his […]