St Kitts and Nevis: The Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis, Dr Terrance Drew, joined the Minister of Sports, Samal Duggins, to appoint Claude Makélélé Sinda as the new Technical Advisor of St Kitts Nevis Football Association.
A brief meeting was held with the famous Claude Makélélé Sinda, a french football manager and former professional player. Notably, Makélélé played as a defensive midfielder for Chelsea, Real Madrid, and PSG.
The meeting was also attended by Atiba Harris, President of SKNFA – St Kitts Nevis Football Association, Shawn White – First Vice President, Cuthbert Caines – Second Vice President and several other senior members of the SKNFA.
The newly appointed SKNFA Technical Advisor Claude Makélélé Sindahas earlier won two Premier League championships, one Champions League, two La Liga Championships and a runner-up for the FIFA World Cup in 2006.
Presently, he is a youth coach and technical mentor at Chelsea, formerly the chief coach of the Belgian First Division A club Eupen.
PM Terrance Drew said, “It was a pleasure meeting such a true legend of the game in person.”
Claude Makélélé Sinda is born in the biggest French-speaking city in the world: Kinshasa, Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo)
Since the age of 4, he has lived in France. In 1995, he led FC Nantes to France’s Division 1 title. With Real Madrid, he won Spain’s La Liga in 2001 and 2003 and the Champions League in 2002. With West London team Chelsea, he won the Premier League in 2005 and 2006 and the FA Cup in 2007. With Paris Saint-Germain, he won the Coupe de France in 2010. He redefined the role of the defensive midfielder to the extent that it came to be called “the Makelele Role.”
He was not selected for the France team that won the 1998 World Cup. He did play for France in the World Cups of 2002, a terrible effort, and 2006, where they reached the Final. He is now back with Chelsea as a coach.