Ibrahim ‘Ibou’ Ba will be hosting a Young Sonevians’ Football Club at Soneva Jani from October 23 to November 3, 2022.
Born in Dakar, Senegal, Ibou began his professional football career at the age of 17 with French side Le Havre. An impressive right mid-fielder, he moved to FC Girondins de Bordeaux in 1996, and was part of the team that reached the final in the Coupe de la Ligue.
From there, he was bought by AC Milan, winning the Serie A title in 1998-99. He re-joined the legendary side after brief stints on loan to AC Perugia and Olympique de Marseille, and was part of AC Milan’s legendary 2002-03 season, winning both the UEFA Champions League and the Coppa Italia. Before his retirement in 2008, Ibou represented clubs in the UK, Turkey and Sweden, returning to AC Milan for his final season. During his career, he also won eight caps playing for the French national squad.
Led by Ibou, the Young Sonevians’ Football Camp will focus on all aspects of the game: from the technical and physical, such as shooting, hand-eye coordination and dribbling, to the psychological, social and emotional, from decision-making to confidence and good sportsmanship. After an opening ceremony on December 19, each day will include morning training sessions and an early evening match on the Soneva Jani futsal ground (sports shoes are obligatory for training and matches).