Experience has taught me that I can use my voice to bring about change and that I can be an example for others. I take my role of ambassador very seriously and I hope that it will give me new opportunities to speak about problems that affect my country and my continent, which are so close to my heart.”
In October 2005, after the first qualification of Ivory Coast for a final World Cup, the captain of the “Elephants” calls his people to reason during the civil war. This “Appeal of Khartoum” is the first act of Ivorian reconciliation.
He created his Foundation in 2007, donating all his commercial income to benefit to actions improving access to health and education
Winner of the UEFA Champions League
Ballon d’or Africain