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Diema, north-west of Mali, Kayes area.

I posted a picture of the market that takes place at the cross of 2 main roads in this town a few weeks ago : The little merchant of Diema.

We're still at the market, this time a young man carry a plastic barrel in an handcart.
That attracted my eyes is the football shirt he has on him.

Indeed, I could easily notice that football is a very popular matter in West Africa, and from school to the street, (young) boys often wear a football shirt (most are counterfeit).
Of course we can see big names : Cristiano Ronaldo, Beckham, Kaka, Ronaldinho, Del Piero, Rooney, Henry, Raul, Lampard, Ibrahimovic...
Also african stars : Drogba, Kanouté, Adebayor, Essien... but the most popular shirt is the one of Samuel Eto'o, the Cameroonian striker of the FC Barcelona.
Discussing with people, Eto'o appears like the most popular player in West Africa, for his talent and for his personality.

Sorry for the ones who don't appreciate football, but this sport takes an important place in a lot of people's mind in Africa.

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