Football: Youssouf Fofana joins AS Monaco Kids Tour excursion to Menton

The most recent event in the busy 2023/24 AS Monaco Kids Tour schedule took place in Menton, just a short drive from the Principality, on Wednesday 17th January and AS Monaco’s prime midfielder and French international Youssouf Fofana went along too, much to the delight of the young fans who had turned out. 

“It was great to see all the youngsters who turned up despite the weather,” he said following the event. “I’m very happy to spend some time with them, they’re behind the club and it’s important to develop their commitment from an early age. Being here today is a way of giving something back. I wish I’d had this experience when I was their age.” 

The children and their parents who made the effort to join in with the activities despite the rain were rewarded with an autograph signing session and a chance to get up close and personal with the Paris-born 25-year-old. 

The children also got to meet Bouba, the official AS Monaco mascot, try their hand – or foot – at an accuracy contest, take part in a quiz on the Rouges et Blancs, test out a virtual reality experience set in the Stade Louis II and play the latest FC24 games on PlayStation5.  

One lucky fan went home with a signed Fofana jersey while other prizes handed out included an invitation to the upcoming AS Monaco match against Le Havre at the Stade Louis II on 4th February. 

“A way of giving back” 

This season’s AS Monaco Kids Tour has been a resounding success, spanning three countries and covering over 930 kilometres thus far. It has engaged with over 1,700 children and seen participation from professional and Academy players alike, adding a touch of star power to the events. 

Next stop for the Kids Tour is Vence on Wednesday 24th January.  


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