What it takes to keep our best in Africa

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We debate if it is be possible to keep Africa’s best talent on the continent or is it a forgone conclusion that they will head to Europe at the first possible chance? We hear the perspectives of Sierra Leone legend and Kallon FC founder Mohamed Kallon, and former Egypt international Yaser Elshanawany.

Panel: Zayn Nabbi (host), Francis Nkwain (Sports media executive), Ahmad Yousef (Kingfut.com Editor) and Courtney Freese (former PSL winner).

Special Guests: Mohamed Kallon (former Sierra Leone captain), and Yaser Elshanawany (former Egypt international).

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EPISODE NOTES

00:00

Comments and questions to kick off – why have African teams failed at recent World Cups?


07:00

How to keep our best talent on the continent?


12:30

Mohamed Kallon explains why players are attracted to Europe over local leagues


16:30

What is the standard of coaching on the continent?


23:00

Insight into why TP Mazembe and ASEC Mimosas have successfully developed talent


28:30

Why did players stay in past eras?


34:00

What can Africa realistically do to keep their best – coaching, increased salaries, and pride?


42:30

Quiz time - name the top 10 all-time African scorers in Serie A


Duration: 50 minutes



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