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Senegal to host Okocha, Eto’o, Drogba after AFCON triumph

Senegal has invited former PSG midfielder Austin Okocha, as well as ex-Chelsea players Didier Drogba and Samuel Eto’o, to the inauguration of the national stadium and the presentation of the 2021 AFCON trophy.

Okocha, Drogba, and Eto’o will be engaged in the next chapter of the African champions’ celebrations after they won the 2021 AFCON in Cameroon after defeating Egypt in the final on February 6.

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The trio are among a slew of African football luminaries set to arrive in Dakar, Senegal, on Tuesday for the inauguration of the newly built Senegal National Stadium.

The Diamniadio Olympic Stadium’s construction began in February 2020 and was finished in late 2021.

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The 50,000 capacity multi-sports complex will host the Summer Youth Olympics in 2026.

Speaking at a press conference on Saturday, Senegal’s Sports Minister Matar B, disclosed that the country is ready to host several African legends, including Okocha, Drogba Eto’o among others.

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“There will be a match between the former glories of Senegal, of all generations, and African stars,” Bâ said.

“There will be Okocha, Drogba, (Patrick) Mboma, Samuel Eto’o and so many others. Of course, the (AFCON) trophy will be presented to the Senegalese people.”

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