Geremi Njitap: "The concerns of African footballers are many"

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The health crisis that has been raging for several months is not without consequences for African football. Former Cameroonian international Geremi Njitap, president for Africa of Fifpro, the global players' union, is concerned about its impact on sportspeople on the continent.

Since March, all the African championships are stopped. In some countries, the 2019-2020 season has even been definitively stopped (this is the case in Cameroon, Angola, Guinea, Congo-Brazzaville and the DRC, Kenya, Burkina Faso and Niger). A difficult situation for players, who sometimes face financial problems, since some clubs no longer pay them salaries. Geremi Njitap, ex-midfielder of the Indomitable Lions (118 caps), Real Madrid and Chelsea, who became president of Fifpro, the professional players' union, expresses his concerns to Young Africa.

How are African footballers doing in this period of health crisis?

Geremi Njitap: They are very worried about the present and the future. The fact that we say Africa rather untouched by the virus is not likely to reassure them. They know what is happening on other continents and they want us to protect their health and that of their families. No one knows how this pandemic will develop in our countries, but there is no question of taking risks.

THE CRISIS HAS ONLY ENHANCED A PHENOMENON THAT AFFECTS LOTS OF PLAYERS FOR LONG YEARS

source: https: //www.jeuneafrique.com/1006145/societe/geremi-njitap-les-footballeurs-africains-sont-tres-inquiets/

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