Presnel Kimpembe and Idrissa Gueye of Paris Saint Germain visited Senegal recently and had the chance to meet with the country’s president Macky Sall.
The 26-year-old French defender and the 32-year-old Senegalese defensive midfielder flew from Paris to Dakar after they played a role in the French Ligue 1 game between PSG and Clermont Foot on April 9, 2022, which ended 6-1 in favor of PSG.
In one of the series of pictures Presnel Kimpembe shared on his Instagram page, the French defender could be seen posing with Macky Sall while holding an autographed French jersey Kimpembe gifted the Senegalese president.
In the second slide of the Instagram post, the Senegalese president posed between his countryman, Idrissa Gueye and Presnel Kimpembe.
While in the third slide, the two PSG players could be seen posing in front of an ancient building wearing African attire.
In another slide, the two players could be seen taking a stroll on the streets of Dakar in the company of a group of Senegalese women. While in another clip, the two footballers were seen listening keenly to two nurses.
In the caption of the Instagram post, Kimpembe wrote: “Very honored to have had the chance to meet Mr. President Macky Sall. 🇸🇳 Thank you for this welcome, a pleasure 🙏🏾 Thank you Senegal, Thank you Gorée and above all Bravo and Thank you to @forhope_association for their dedication and actions with children!”
Presnel Kimpembe and Idrissa Gueye’s visit to Senegal seems not to be for fun. They visited to carry out charitable work in conjunction with a foundation known as “For Hope association”.
What is the ancestry of Presnel Kimpembe?
Unlike Idrissa Gueye who plays for Senegal national team, Presnel Kimpembe plays for France national team.
However, Kimpembe was born in Beaumont-sur-Oise, France to a Congolese father, Isaac Kimpembe, and a Haitian mother. Hence, the PSG defender is French by birth but his ancestral home is DR Congo.
Kimpembe played for France under-20 seven times before he played for Congo’s under-21 once. He abandoned his ancestral home for France national team and made his international debut on March 27, 2018.
The Frenchman has played for France national team 26 times and was part of the team that won the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
What are the salary and stats of Presnel Kimpembe and Idrissa Gueye at PSG
Presnel Kimpembe is currently earning £164,000 per week at PSG and there are reports that he could leave for Marseille this summer even though his contract with PSG will expire on June 30, 2024.
The 26-year-old French defender has played 36 games in all competitions in which he scored 2 goals and provided one assist. His transfer market value is €40 million.
On the other hand, Idrissa Gueye is currently earning £99,000 per week at PSG. His contract with PSG will expire on June 30, 2023.
So far this season, Idrissa Gueye has scored four goals and provided one assist in 28 games in all competition. The transfer market value of the 32-year-old defensive midfielder is €13 million.