Nationality: Côte d'Ivoire
Date of Birth: 11.12.51
Mother tongue: French
Other languages: English
Place of Residence: Côte d'Ivoire
FIFA Ex-Co member since
Other functions in football
President of the Ivorian FA since 2002
President of the Union of West African Member Associations since April 2004.
Financial manager since 1978 for various multinational companies and the Ivorian administration.
Music and dance
What does football mean to you?
Friendship, joy, companionship
Which football club did you support as a child?
Did you ever have an idol in football?
What is your fondest footballing memory?
The moment my country qualified for Germany 2006
What has been your biggest disappointment in football?
The final of the CAF African Cup of Nations in 1995 when ASEC Abidjan were defeated by ASEC Mimosas.
Côte d'Ivoire's 3-2 defeat to Cameroon on 4 September 2005 in the qualifiers to Germany 2006