Kanoute In The News

Fasting and football. How do top-flight Muslims cope?


Ramadan offers a unique challenge as footballers train and play while their normal eating habits are suspended Clubs increasingly like to control every aspect of their players' fitness, testing them weekly, providing individual exercise plans and dictating diet. Sometimes, however, outside influenc...

My father's passing


It is with great sadness that I announce the death of my father, Sara Kanouté. May God grant him heaven. 
Indeed to God we belong, and to Him we return.

Death of Kanouté's father


"Sevilla FC are in mourning today due to the death of Sara, father of Frédéric Kanouté. The Board of Directors, staff and first-team coaching staff and others Sevilla FC share  Freddy's deep sorrow at a loss as important as his father. Rest in peace."

Speech at Village Sakina Inauguration (Bamako, Mali)


بسم لله الرحمن الرحيم Your Excellency Amadou Toumani TOURE, President of the Republic [Mali], Ministers, Ambassadors, Governor of Koulikoro, Assembly Members of the Koulikoro Region, Village Chiefs, Imams, valued partners; Trustees of the Malian Association for Education and Development (AMED), t...

Luis Fabiano


All the best to my ex team mate and excellent striker Luis Fabiano for the rest of his career!

Congratulations to the people of Egypt


Congratulations to the people of Egypt (and Tunis) who took control of their own destiny!

I wish you all the best in this new era.

Holders Sevilla down Villarreal to reach King's Cup semis


Holders Sevilla led the charge into the last four of the King's Cup when Renato's early strike set them on their way to a 3-0 home win over Villarreal on Tuesday. The result in their quarter-final, second leg at a boisterous Sanchez Pizjuan stadium put the Andalusians through 6-3 on aggregate and s...

Kanoute ends Sevilla losing streak


Frederic Kanoute struck the only goal of the game as Sevilla ended a run of five successive Primera Division defeats with a narrow 1-0 victory over Osasuna. Kanoute headed in Jesus Navas' free-kick in the 36th minute as Sevilla recorded their first league win since mid-November. Sevilla had suffer...

I'm Happy To Play Wherever The Coach Tells Me - Sevilla Attacker Frederic Kanoute


Sevilla striker Frederic Kanoute has stated that he has a positive relationship with new coach Gregorio Manzano, and that he is content to be used as a resource in a number of different positions.The veteran frontman has been used in a variety of midfield roles since Manzano's arrival in September, ...

Kanoute ends international career


Mali striker Frederic Kanoute retired from international football on Wednesday following his team's first round elimination at the Africa Cup of Nations. "That's life. I'm sorry I couldn't succeed in helping my team go further at the Nations Cup which now marks my retirement," the 32-year-old told ...

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