Kakuta’s Foé Award glory
Congolese football association (Fecofa) is basking in the glory of RC Lens striker Gaël Kakuta after he become the first Congolese footballer to win the Marc Vivien Foe Award in France.
Radio France Internationale (RFI) and France24 organizes the award for the best African player in Ligue 1 receives.
Fecofa president, Constant Omari Selemani, has since congratulated the former Chelsea winger.
Omari wrote to Kakuta on May 18 2021 expressing Fefoca’s delight with the feat.
“I do myself the honour and the pleasure to send you my congratulations. This award recognizes and logically reveals the consistency of your contribution to the French championship by making RC Lens the promoted one on the way to qualifying for the UEFA club competitions ”.
“May the Marc-Vivien Foé prize, which draws its essence in Africa, won for the first time by a Congolese, reinforce your motivation to serve your country, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, through its national selection, the Leopards. Please find, through these few words, the support and approval of the entire Congolese nation around the sporting values marked by the national colors better embodied by our banner,” Omari wrote.
The majority among a jury of sports journalists at RFI and France 24 voted for the 29-year-old
Kakuta shrugged off competition from Algerian Andy Delort of Montpellier and Zimbabwean striker Tino Kadewere for Lyon.