Seven African football legends chosen as 2019 AFCON ambassadors
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) have chosen Al Ahly president Mahmoud El-Khatib as the 2019 AFCON ambassador.
Six more African legends were chosen as ambassadors, namely Algeria’s Rabah Madjer, Cameroon’s Samuel Eto’o, Ivorian duo Yaya Toure and Didier Drogba, Senegal’s El-Hadji Diouf, and Nwankwo Kanu of Nigeria.
The 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) is set to kick-off on June 21 in the Cairo International Stadium, where hosts Egypt will face Zimbabwe.
Five days before the start of the continental tournament it has been announced that Egypt legend Mahmoud El-Khatib has been chosen as the AFCON ambassador.
‘Bibo’ initiated his career with African powerhouse Al Ahly, where he stayed for the remainder of his footballing journey.
He managed to lift 10 Egyptian Premier League trophies with the Red Devils as well as two Egypt Cups and two CAF Champions League. He was also prominent on the international level, winning the 1986 African Cup of Nations.
Individually, he was named African Player of the Year in 1983. The 64-year-old was also recently included in France Football’s 30-man list for the best African players in history.