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VIDEO : Mbappe, idol in Cameroon | The soccer star received as a hero in his father’s town

VIDEO : Mbappe, idol in Cameroon |  The soccer star received as a hero in his father’s town

Star striker for Paris Saint-Germain and the French soccer team, Kylian Mbappe, visited a school in Cameroon on Saturday, the renovation of which is being financed by his association, before heading to the town of his father Wilfrid.

Dressed in an apple-green raincoat and matching cap, and surrounded by imposing security, he trudged down a muddy road amid a jubilant crowd chanting his name. Before going up to a two-story building to visit some of the 16 classrooms in the Bonendale bilingual school complex, in Douala, the economic capital of Cameroon.

On the third and last day of his visit to the country that his father left very young To go to France, the world soccer star went to see the progress of the renovation works of this nursery and primary school financed by his Inspired By KM (IBKM) foundation.

During the first two days of his visit, Thursday and Friday in the capital Yaounde, Mbappe visited a school for deaf and hard-of-hearing children that his foundation also finances, and afterwards held talks with Prime Minister Joseph Dion Ngute, in particular on projects to help children in Cameroon, according to his entourage.

This vast Central African country has been ruled with an iron fist for more than 40 years by President Paul Biya, 90, whose power mercilessly represses the opposition throughout the country and armed separatist groups, themselves very violent in the west, populated by the Anglophone minority, according to the UN and international NGOs.

At Bonendale school, the “country boy” received a standing ovation as he signed numerous football shirts for a crowd of children who rushed to touch him.

“When we received the news that new facilities were going to be built for us, we said ‘Wow! For us it is something extraordinary, we are moved and proud that our son has thought of us, in his country, in his town, to make a good thing for African children,” marveled Frieda Kesse, director of Bonendale’s French-speaking day care center.

French and English are the two official languages ​​of Cameroon.

Many children from Djebale, their father’s village located on an islet in the delta of the Wouri River that flows into Douala, go to school in Bonendale by canoe every day.

Kylian Mbappe traveled by boat to Djebale, where he was received by the village chief and notables to attend traditional ceremonies. Taken to the sacred hut, reserved for rites and blessings, he came out ten minutes later dressed in traditional clothing and the headdress worn on happy occasions by the Djebale, members of the Sawa ethnic group, which owes its name to the “water people”. of the Cameroonian coast.

Source: Euronews Espanol

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