KFM’s Player Of The Week: Ngolo Kante
N’Golo Kanté born 29 March 1991, is a French professional footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder for Premier League club Chelsea and the France national team.
He fired home a thunderous effort during Saturday’s match as he played a major role against league champions Manchester city, he opened up the clubs scoring chances with a goal and also earned the player of the match role.
Kante is known for his strong,dynamic,energetic and box to box defensive position at Chelsea and also at the national team, he also has a good team spirit and team motivation as he doesn’t back down on his efforts both at the defensive end and the attacking force. He also known by his teammates and coach for his discipline in training and willingness to improve himself constantly,.And he has also proven to be Kapital F.M’s player of the week.
Here are five things you would love to know about the Chelsea’s midfielder:
1. He is named after King Ngolo Diarra of the Bamana Empire.He was Born to a Malian parents and was approached by Mali ahead of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations having not played for France in any of their age group teams. Kanté declined on the basis that he was still trying to establish himself in Ligue 1.
2.N’Golo Kante earns £120,000 per week, making an annual income of $4 million. He benefits $8 million from his personal investments. His net worth is estimated to be $15 million. Kanté was offered a deal where a part of his salary would be transferred into an offshore account to avoid taxes.He just would prefer to have a normal salary.
3.Kante is believed to be single and has no any girlfriend at the moment. And there is no any information regarding his past affairs. Despite his fame, N’Golo has not talked about his personal life. He is not a married man and neither has he had a wife in his life.
4. If Kante had not made it in big in football, he would have become an accountant.When he was 18, he got his baccalaureate [the French A-Level equivalent]. And after that, he did two more years of study in accountancy.”
5.Kante is also a practicing Muslim.