Made in Ivory Coast: Eric Bailly walks with kings but keeps the common touch


Tom Williams | Bleacher Report
April 2018 | 7-minute read

As a young footballer, Bailly cut his teeth on a large, sprawling dirt pitch known as the Terrain Inchallah in the centre of Koumassi. Located one block north of the local cemetery, it doubles as a public space that hosts cultural ceremonies and political rallies, but for the local football players, it is the ultimate proving ground.

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