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Mohamed Sanhadji, the guardian angel of the Blues, decorated with the Legion of Honor

2021-11-29T18:23:55.630Z

PORTRAIT - Son of harki, former peacekeeper and head of security for the France team, he is unknown to the general public, but is an essential link. He was decorated with the Legion of Honor on Monday.



Monday, under the gold of the Elysee Palace, Mohamed Sanhadji struggles to hide his strong emotion at the time of receiving the Legion of Honor from the hands of Emmanuel Macron. At 53, the security officer of the France team, nicknamed "Momo the Republic" by the Blues of yesterday and today, lives this unique moment surrounded by his family. Many of those who have rubbed shoulders with him or still rub shoulders with him insisted on being present to honor a man unknown to the general public, but an essential cog in the life of the selection for 17 years. The coach Didier Deschamps and his assistant Guy Stéphan, the former international Florent Malouda and Kylian Mbappé were keen to attend the award of a man in the shadows adored by all. For his professionalism, his rigor, his life course and his values ​​of the Republic anchored to the body.

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Source: lefigaro

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