The former French international, living in Cameroon as part of a project with a brewery company of the place, along with Patrick Mboma, has made his choice among the icons of Cameroonian football he loves most.
When Thierry Henry, in a press conference in Yaounde Thursday as part of a football match organized by a brewing company of the place, is called to reveal his crush among the different glories of Cameroonian football, he lets go without blinking, Smile to the corner that « Samuel Eto’o is for [him] the best player in Cameroon. He is my favorite. We have two straight triplets together, Barcelona and Inter, goals in the Champions League final. I do not know what people think about it here or not. I played with Samuel. He is an exemplary teammate, an outstanding player « .
Although in the company of Patrick Mboma, with whom he collaborates in the same project, he was somewhat surprised by his response, not without chambering the former Parisian passage.
Indeed, Thierry Henry wrote the most beautiful pages in the history of Arsenal, before meeting at Fc Barcelona, where he rubbed the Cameroonian goaleador between 2007 and 2010. They participated together in the fabulous year 2009 Blaugrana , and their historic sixfold: Champions League, Spanish Championship, Spanish Cup, European Supercup, Spanish Supercup and World Cup Clubs.
It is therefore difficult for the former New York Red Bulls player to give up on such an important odyssey, experienced in addition, with the most famous African footballer of the last two decades. « I saw it, lived it, heard it. He always trained hard. He had never balked at work. And then, it’s still a talented player, Chelsea, Barça, Inter, Cameroon … It is unavoidable, not only for the continent, but it is a legend of world football. Once again, be proud of this Cameroonian, « adds Henry.
Michael Essien is already thinking about retirement!
Michael Essien, a former Ghanaian international, says he will end his transcendent career with « no regrets ».
Essien, who has no club after being released by Indonesian giant Persib Bandung, will be remembered as one of the stars of Ghana’s golden generation who played a key role in qualifying the country for three tournaments. world Cup.
The 35-year-old has insisted that he has enjoyed his footballing career and will hang up his crampons with a broad smile after successful experiences at Olympique Lyonnais, Chelsea, Real Madrid and KA Milan.
« I look back and I smile with pride at what I’ve done and what I’ve done in football, » Essien told KweseESPN. Personally, I loved and loved every part of my football career. I know that one day it will end and when that happens, I will have very good memories. The idea of stopping is not difficult for me because I have known for a while that I get to this point. The most difficult part is what to do after football. «
The midfielder spent nine years successfully at Chelsea where he won ten trophies between 2005/06 – 2009/10
« I had a good time when I was there [Chelsea], » said the midfielder, who won the Best Blues Player award in 2006-07. I trained and played with great players and that made me a better player because I had to do my best to play. I am happy to have been part of the generation known all over the world. «
FIFA: A year of suspension for a Ghanaian international!
Ghanaian defender Samuel Inkoom was hit by another one-year suspension by FIFA after failing to pay an agent he cheated on a transfer deal in 2014.
In June 2017, Asante Kotoko’s former right-back was ordered to pay Curtis Willet $ 65,000 or, in the event of default, a one-year ban. Inkoom did not pay and was banned by FIFA.
After the failure of the amicable settlement, the case was reopened again and the 29-year-old black star was again banned for a year.
Inkoom’s career took a nosedive after his transfer from FC Basel to Dnipro seven seasons ago.
He struggled to find his form, forcing Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk to sign the Swiss side for $ 10 million in 2011.
He was a key Black Stars member at the 2010 FIFA World Cup, helping the team reach the quarter-finals of the competition for the first time.
The last time he showed up with the national team was in an international friendly match against the Netherlands in Rotterdam for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil
FIFA: McCarthy very angry about Eto’o, Drogba, Yaya, Okocha and Kanu!
South African legend Benni McCarthy has insisted that several African stars, including Nwankwo Kanu, Samuel Eto’o and Augustin Okocha, have been snubbed for the title of FIFA World Player of the Year or FIFA World Cup ™. France Football gold ball because they are not cash cows.
« We are not catchy in Europe. We are players they watch past because they are looking for the most lucrative and worthy stars to sell more newspapers, sell more magazines and be more attractive. « , He revealed to sportinglife.
The talents of George Weah, Nwankwo Kanu, Jay-Jay Okocha, Yaya Toure, Didier Drogba, Samuel Eto’o exploded all over Africa and beyond, but only George Weah became the only African player to have won the most coveted award. A situation that outrages the old bafana-bafana.
« If an African player wins, there is not much attraction, but if Gareth Bale wins, if Rooney wins, if Ronaldo wins, this is the world news, the latest news. Yaya Toure was phenomenal but never recognized, Didier Drogba was never recognized, Samuel Eto’o was also recognized; never been recognized, Jay Jay Okocha was too, I was never recognized either, Nwankwo Kanu … I can go on, the list can go on but we have not been recognized. «
He admits that it will be very difficult for an African to win this distinction. « So, I think because it’s not lucrative enough for them to choose an African as the world’s best player, he will not sell. They will no longer choose an African best player in the world. «
Today, Egyptian Mohamed Salah walks on water in Europe and is a favorite for the next gold ball. To be continued !
The former striker of AC Milan, PSG and Chelsea, George Weah is the only African to have won the Ballon d’Or since its inception in 1956.
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