5 African football superstars who ventured into politics

Novieku Babatunde Adeola September 03, 2019
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Titi Camara was appointed Minister of Sports after he was helped, president Alpha Conde, win the 2010 elections_Photo: BBC

Titi Camara

Known for his stint at Liverpool, Titi Camara was a Guinean football striker who coached the Guinean national team. He was appointed the Minister of Sports by Guinea’s President Alpha Conde in 2010.

The 38-year old was an active member of Conde’s political party RPG, spearheading most of the rallies during the pre-election campaigns.

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Titi Camara had a successful time playing for Liverpool_Photo: Irish Mirror

Speaking after his appointment, he told a reporter he wanted to bring his glorious past into Guinea’s football and renovate the country’s sports infrastructure in view of a bid to host the 2017 African Cup of Nations.

He made 38 appearances with the national team, scoring 23 goals.

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