The 61-year-old singer then details the various missions he must accomplish. “I am the chief of the village, it is perhaps ten thousand people. For me, it’s a bit strange… Because I feel very French. And so arrived there, inevitably, I rely on the advice of the elders. And in fact my role is to help as much as I can. So I get the problems a little bit, there are complaints. There is no vital card there. It’s expensive there. When we don’t have the money we let you die” he explains. Proud, he indicates “help the elderly” and “advise young people“.
A new dream of Roland Garros…
Father of five children (Joakim born in 1985, Yéléna in 1987, Eleejah born in 1996, Jenaye born in 1997 and Joalukas, born in 2004), Yannick seems to have found a new protégé in Cameroon. A young girl playingreally really good” and who would have “extraordinary qualities“. Her dream? To see her enter the center at Roland-Garros in a few years. A dream that could come true with such a champion as a coach.
Moved, the former tennis player also spoke with great emotion of his dad (who died in 2017), whom he had embraced during his victory at Roland Garros in 1983. That day, Yannick Noah had become the only French player to have won an Open-era Grand Slam tournament in men’s singles and became a French tennis legend. “I wish everyone to cry with joy in the arms of their father” he confided in front of Audrey Crespo-Mara, tears beading at the edge of his eyes.