Former Senegal and Liverpool star set to visit Uganda

By Peter Tabu

The pearl of Africa is certainly one place anyone should visit especially footballers whose cult hero status is well established.

One of those set to visit Uganda is former Liverpool star and Senegalese legend El Hadji Diouf who was also the 2003 BBC African Footballer of the Year.

The former Leeds United, Blackburn Rovers, Sunderland, Liverpool, Rennes midfielder cum striker and 2002 world cup quarter finalist will be in Kampala on January 3rd 2019.

The 2002 African Footballer of the will be in the country on the Invite of Ugandan BET award winning artiste Eddy Kenzo.

The purpose of the visit is to attend Kenzo’s 10 year music celebration concert slated for January 4th 2019 at Kampala Serena Hotel.

But before that the controversial winger in his playing days will take part in a charity football game the day before at the StarTimes stadium Lugogo. 

The charity game will see big Ugandan big footballing names like Brian Umony feature among others.

Eddy Kenzo exclusively revealed this to Football-256 although couldn’t divulge more about Diouf’s coming.

“Diouf will be here on January 3rd, for now that’s all I can say,” the soft spoken singer cum dancer revealed.

Eddy Kenzo is arguably one of the finest and celebrated artistes Uganda has produced in the last 10 years.

He has won several music accolades globally and has also performed across Africa and beyond especially from Francophone countries where he has a huge following.

Diouf broke on to the scene in 2002 when then a young Senegalese squad led by coach Bruno Metsu (RIP) defeated World Cup champions France in the opening game of the 2002 World Cup.

Senegal would go on till the quarter finals, becoming the the first African team to do so since Cameroon at Italia 90. They were eliminated by Turkey in extra time.

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