ENTREVISTAS Cheikhou 'Papi' Kouyaté achieved his fourth and final RSC Anderlecht with Besnik Hasi, then he went to West Ham to finish his current club Crystal Palace after four years. Kouyaté is happy in Englad, but his heart is still white and purple.
I had a great time in Anderlecht, once mauve, always mauve," says Kouyaté, "I played with Biglia, Gillet, Suarez, Boussafa and many others, was a great moment. Arïel Jacobs and Besnik Hasi was important to me, they gave me confidence, Silvio Proto was always there for me, he called me his lieutenant".
Kouyaté remains a faithful follower of purple and white: "I watch all the matches, with Sambi Lokonga, he is strong and that little defender, Kana, reminds me of Vincent Kompany. There is quality in this group and the project they have is interesting. I hope that it works."
I would like to return to RSC Anderlecht, but not yet. But in two or three years, Kompany can always call me."