Saturday , March 25 2023



The Herald

Eddie Chikamhi senior sports reporter
ZIFA President Felton Kamambo believes that his new journey as the head of the association will be an opportunity to involve colleagues from different parts of the continent.

Kamambo, who was elected last month, went to Senegal in the evening to attend the CAF awards tomorrow in Dakar.

ZIFA's president is expected to celebrate many high-level football personalities, including FIFA President Gianni Infantino, FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura, high-level CAF officials led by President Ahmad Ahmad and other football associations.

Former World Football Player George Wei, who is now President of Liberia, will also announce the event with a call to invite Heads of State such as Senegalese Macky Sall and Paul Kagame from Rwanda.

Before joining Dakar, Kamambo, who previously served as a ZIFA board member, told Herald that he was on a trip to provide eye-opening experience, and his board should be based on his four-year term of office.

He realizes how much hope he has on his shoulders, which will always conflict with their predecessors, including his direct predecessor, Philip Chiyangwa.

“As you know, we are still new in the office. It is an opportunity to get involved and find out how others do it in your country. So I'm leaving on Sunday (yesterday) and I'll be back on Wednesday, ”Kamambo said.

Senegal also has a number of other football fixtures, including legends about the game, such as Didier Drogba, Samuel Eto's, Michael Essien, and Mohamed Aboutrika, for the show's ex-Senegal Jules Francois Bocande. .

Kamambo will be in the Leopold Sedar Senghor Stadium tonight, as Senegal Class 2002, which reached the FIFA World Cup Quarterfinals, takes part in CAF legends about Bocande.

Former Teranga players and coaches were successful in France and took part in three AFCON tournaments in their country. He died in 2012 during a French operation.

At the weekend, the CAF released a packaged program of activities, and it was not clear whether Kamambo would be able to get involved with one of FIFA's President Infantino or Ahmad because it was busy.

Two senior officials are expected to meet with Ahmad yesterday, who will hold a press conference today on the famous Goree Island, part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Zimbabwean soldiers were one of the five nominees for the annual awards team after flying to the 2019 AFCON Qualifiers.

However, on Sunday, Chidzambwa men have fallen on their way after they have missed the last three who will see Madagascar, Mauritania and former winners in Uganda.

The year's leading player, Mohamed Salah, his Liverpool club-mate Sadio Mane and the 2015 winner Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, will compete for the best African player Abdou Diouf in the International Conference Center, where the CAF 2018 ceremony will take place tomorrow.

Trio has made three of the most prestigious individual awards in African football last year.

Gabon's icon Aubameyang retains its well-known status among the top three finalists since 2014, five times in a row, and is equal to Cote d'Ivoire's legend and four-year-old player Yaya Toure (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015) and Ghana's Middle Field Supreme Michael Essien (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009). A 29-year-old will look forward to putting his hands on the enviable crown for the second time.

The history of Salah (26) was created by becoming the first Egyptian painting to be presented to the player since the start of the prize scheme in 1992. to win the honor.

Senegal El Hadji Diouf (2001, 2002), Samuel Eto & # 39; s from Cameroon (2003, 2004) and Toure (2011, 2012) are the only three to get successive titles.

It is a hat trick for 26-year-old Mane in three-thirds, third in 2016 and second in 2017. He hopes he will be the third time and will become the second Senegal to win the highest individual honor after Diouf.

The day after the award, the CAF Executive Committee will hold a major meeting to decide on the fate of the host country AFCON 2019.

The event had to take place in Cameroon, but the West African country was deprived of the right to admit it after their preparations were behind schedule. South Africa and Egypt replace it.

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