During his time in Ghana, the former international tricolor voiced his disappointment with his decision to play for the Blues.
These are the kinds of remarks that ought to provoke responses from individuals. Patrice Evra, 41, who is currently on tour across West Africa to advocate for African youth, had the opportunity to meet with Nana Akufo-Addo, the President of Ghana, on Wednesday while he was in Ghana for the tour. A discussion in which the former professional athlete would have shared with him, among other things, his aspirations: “My dream is to change the image of Africa, that’s why I went to Senegal, Cameroon, and Nigeria and I want through my social networks that this generation knows that they can succeed in their own country,” he said to him, in remarks that were reported by SBrief ports. He was referring to changing the perception that people have of Africa.
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Nevertheless, while we were having this conversation, the former French international, who was born in Dakar (Senegal) on May 15, 1981, disclosed that he was ashamed of his decision to play for France’s national team: “If I could go back in time, instead of representing France, I would choose to represent my home country of Senegal,” he said confidently. Before I go into the specifics: When I was a kid, my parents let me pick which national team I wanted to play for, and since I was born and raised in France, I went with France. Later on, I came to realize that it was crucial to select the nation in which you were born because football has become increasingly political. If you come out on top, you’re considered French, but if you come in last, you’re considered Senegalese. To refresh your memory, Patrice Evra has competed for France 81 times while wearing the national team jersey. Even after the disaster that occurred in 2010, when the Knysna incidents took place, he served as the captain of the company.
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