THE QUEST FOR A CALLING

Being the star of sports, soccer is known for unleashing passions. It is THE RELIGION of the 21st century, the opium of the people. The African continent is no exception to the trend. From January 17th to February 8th, it has vibrated to the beat of games and encounters for the 30th edition of the ACN organised successfully ( and in 64 days ! ) by Equatorial Guinea.

Following the euphoria, we wanted to add an extra layer to it. Everything started with one question: What is sport’s vocation on the African continent? Is it just a hobby? Is it a pastime?

For this month’s guests, it is mostly a business opportunity: Mohamed Dia (p.16) and Medhi Slimani (p.26) have decided to explore the path of streetwear/sportswear, while Harrison Kablan (p.12), set his eyes on the business of champagne. Others such as Luc Mbah A Moute (p.20) have chosen to use sports to inspire and give back to the community. And all this for the better.

Essentially, when we think about it, entrepreneurs and athletes have a lot in common: passion, performance, endurance, capacity to overcome challenges… Sport’s values have always been a source of inspiration for entrepreneurs. Who knows, this issue will maybe help some readers find their calling!

Enjoy the read!

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