Two brothers, Different Continents, Two Countries – The Story Of Zoumas’ Brothers
Kurt Zouma’s brother to represent an African nation
Kurt Zuma’s elder brother Lionel Zouma has been named in Central Africa Republic’s 2021 AFCON Qualifiers squad to face Burundi and Mauritania next week
The 26-year-old former France Under 19 International will be a part of the players who begin the West African nation’s journey to their first ever AFCON competition.
Born in Lyon-France, the defender on the books of Dhofar will rather represent his nation of origin after he ended his wait for call up to the senior national selection of France.
Zouma’s younger brother, Kurt, plays in the same position for English club Chelsea and has represented France at senior level. Another younger brother, Yoan, made his professional debut for Bolton Wanderers in 2019. Their parents migrated from the Central African Republic.
He is the second player in the last few years to go this way.
Valencia’s Geoffrey Kondogbia made the same switch recently.
The former FC Sochaux defender has struggled for game time in the last three seasons.
His decision to represent his parents country thus gives him a real chance to rejuvenate his career.
CAR will host Burundi in Windhoek on November 13 in Day one of the qualifiers before traveling to Mauritania to face the Moribitons six days after.
Therefore Kurt and Lionel who were both born in Lyon-France now have to go separate ways in terms of their area of football of their international careers.
He previously participated in friendly game for CAR against Equatorial.