N’golo Kante – His Football Humble Beginnings

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By Michael Kachitsa

Growing up in Rueil Malmaison, Kante’s childhood had been spent as a scavenger. He walked far to the east of Paris to collect waste and garbage. He sold those waste and garbage to a recycling company. Kante realized that his job could not meet the family need. At that time, he had a big dream to work hard in order to free his family from poverty.

The life of the poor family made Kante was willing to work hard more than watching a football match. He only watched it when there was a bar or café who shows it in television. N’Golo Kante desired to be a football player when there are many youth clubs standing around at his house.

N’ Golo Kante was born on March 29, 1991, in Paris, France. His parents were immigrants from Mali who look for fortune in the European plains in the 1980s. Kante has been left by his father since he was still 11 years old. After the death of his father, he only stayed with his mother. Little Kante knows the value of hard work in life, every day he always tries to ease the burden on his family.

N’ Golo Kante is a firstborn from a couple named Mr. Late and Mrs. Kante. Kante grew up in a small flat in Rueil Malmaison, a small and dense suburban area in Paris. This area is well known as a place for blue-collar workers.

Until eventually the 2018 World Cup gave him its own story, Kante began to learn the meaning of football. At that time, the French national team was really amazed. It was very special for Kante as the French squad at that time was filled with the names of immigrants such as Zinedine Zidane, Lilian Thuram, Patrick Vieira, and Nicolas Anelka. Through their participation, France had managed to win the title of World Champion.