Controversial Diouf Confirms Switch To Politics

Former Senegal international forward El Hadji Diouf has set his sights on following in the footsteps of new Liberian President George Oppong Weah, who has made a successful transition from the football field to become his nation’s no.1 man.

Diouf, who is often a controversial figure, revealed his decision to focus on politics to reporters.

In his words, the former Liverpool star said: “I am looking after myself and my family. For many years I use to think about football but I have a new career and it is a political career.

“I have taken the decision to do politics because I have people waiting for me to change things in my country and I’m ready to do that because I want to be the soldier of the youngsters.

“My future is defined. In the next two years I’ll be joining politics, because I know from that point I can change a lot in football. I have a lot of passion for politics, and I have people in Senegal who are mentoring me. That is the future for me, because a lot of Senegalese people are able to listen to me.

“I took high-level coaching courses, but decided not to continue since I have better plans for things I want to do.” he concluded.