What Qatar 2022 World Cup put together, death has put asunder

I knew what the words meant but I still didn’t understand them. She sent me a document March 18, and thereafter took ill, and three days later, she was dead.

A friend had sent me a text message that read ‘Foussena is no more.’ I replied, asking ‘what do you mean?’.

It didn’t make sense to me. On the day she sent me the document from Accra, Ghana, she raised concern over network problems that had disrupted her calls to me.

We cracked some jokes, discussed 2022 World Cup in Qatar, CAF and FIFA politics and the emergence of Patrice Motsepe as CAF President.

Foussena Djagba was a Togolese who adopted Accra as home. Hostilities from the Gnassingbe Eyadema government against opposition had heightened after President Faure Gnassingbe succeeded his father.

Foussena’s father was in the opposition. He was said to have tasted police brutality before he died. Foussena took up activism and for years before her sudden death on March…


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