Ex-PSL star lauds Messi's French arrival


A former PSL footballer is excited that the French Ligue One will now become a global attraction following the arrival of superstar Lionel Messi.

Messi completed a sensational transfer this week from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain in a landmark transfer.

"This has been huge here," Camaldine Abraw tells KickOff.

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Abraw featured in the PSL for Free State Stars, Kaizer Chiefs and AmaZulu during his time in the PSL and is now on the books of French lower division club FC Ouest Tourangeau.

The Togolese forward – who lives in the French city of Tours – says PSG will now aim higher than simply competing in the Champions League.

"All the people in the world will now look to the French League because they all want to see Messi playing.

"Who doesn't to watch Messi playing? Tell me. There is now going to be more interest in French football than ever before, and people will enjoy this more than ever before.

"I wasn't surprised that Messi came to PSG, I mean this is a club that has all the money in the world to sign whoever they want since they can afford. It was already obvious during the holidays that Messi would end up here in France.

"PSG is obviously preparing for the Champions League because the league has become standard for them to win now. When you have the best player in the world you should be aiming to win the Champions League and that is what PSG will be doing.

"They will find happiness in winning the Champions League based on the players that they now have in their team."

The attacker then also reflected on his time spent in South Africa and disclosed that he still has fond memories of his time at Chiefs.

"I have only great memories from my time at Chiefs because they gave me all the support that I would have ever imagined. Unfortunately, my injury left me out in the second season and eventually I had to leave but I still miss the times I spent there. I wish them well this season," Abraw added.

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