Kanoute In The News

Statement by Kanoute Foundation


Frédéric Kanouté, founder and president of the Kanouté Foundation, was alerted to the plight of Imraan Adam by the Association of Muslim Footballers.   Imraan, a disabled young Muslim from Derby, was facing the prospect of not being able to fast in Ramadan du...

New Children at Village Sakina


Dear friends   As you all know Mali is going through a difficult period. Yet despite the struggles, life must continue, and Sakina Children's Village needs to continue.   I visited Mali in November 2012, and saw for myself the great work Sakina is doing to provide a normal life to ...

Mali Crisis


I am truly saddened to hear about the developing crisis in Mali.   Although opinion on the merits of the foreign intervention is divided, I fear that it may not solve the problem and result in the death of many innocent civilians. Only time will tell if the right decision was taken. In the en...

Frédéric Kanouté Statement on Palestine


I received the statement on Palestine from friends, asking if I am willing to sign - I, along with many other footballers, agreed to sign it as a gesture of solidarity with an occupied people. Thank you all for the thousands of messages of support you sent. Unfortunately, there are some emails an...



We, as European football players, express our solidarity with the people of Gaza who are living under siege and denied basic human dignity and freedom. The latest Israeli bombardment of Gaza, resulting in the death of over a hundred civilians, was yet another stain on the world's conscience. ...

Press Release - Mahmoud Sarsak


In the name of sporting solidarity, justice and human rights, we declare our support for Palestinian footballer Mahmoud Sarsak. As European sportsmen, we believe that every person has the right to a fair and independent trial.   On 22 July 2009, Mahmoud Sarsak, 25 years old, left his h...

Mali's Kanoute ends his action packed career at Sevilla


It was not the perfect end to Fredi Kanoute's career at Sevilla, playing the last 18 minutes of a 1-1 draw at Espanyol, but the Mali star can still look back on seven glorious years. Since his €6.5 million move from Tottenham Hotspur in 2005 he has claimed the UEFA Cup twice, the Spa...

"Tube Well" for Sakina by The Well Foundation


A special thanks to The Well Foundation for this gift of clean drinking water facility for Sakina Children's Village (Mali).

Picture shows the manual hand pump on top of the deep borehole.

Kanoute seals Sevilla triumph


Frederic Kanoute scored a last-gasp strike to wrap up a commanding 3-0 victory for Sevilla over Getafe on Monday night. The Primera Liga triumph marked a second on the bounce for Marcelino Garcia Toral's men following a run of five games without a win, and was enough to move them above Malaga into...



Freddie Kanoute's goal gave Sevilla a 1-0 victory over previously unbeaten Valencia in a Primera Division game dominated by three red cards at the Sanchez Pizjuan. Kanoute put Sevilla in front on 18 minutes after being sent clear by Jesus Navas. Sevilla should have been more than one up at the bre...

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