Eden Hazard: Former Real Madrid Star Hails Kylian Mbappe’s Cameroonian Father

Eden Hazard: Former Real Madrid Star Hails Kylian Mbappe’s Cameroonian Father

Babajide Orevba
updated at October 24, 2023 at 11:58 AM
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  • Eden Hazard came out of retirement to play in an exhibition match, scoring and providing assists
  • The former Real Madrid forward partnered Kylian Mbappe’s father in attack during the encounter
  • Hazard has praised Wilfred Mbappe, who scored a sensational goal in the game

Recently retired Belgian footballer, Eden Hazard has praised Kylian Mbappe’s father, Wilfred, following his performance in a recent charity game.

The former Real Madrid striker played alongside Wilfred Mbappe in attack during an exhibition game between Varietes CF and Calais.

Hazard was the star of the game, scoring a goal and providing two assists, including one that Mbappe’s dad converted.

Eden Hazard, Kylian Mbappe, Wilfred Mbappe, Charity match
Eden Hazard has praised Kylian Mbappe's dad for scoring a beauty in a charity game. Photo: @GOAL_ID
Source: Twitter

Wilfred was set on goal by the former Chelsea playmaker, and the 53-year-old sat the goalkeeper on the turf before slotting the ball into the net.

The goal by the senior Mbappe stunned Hazard, and the retired footballer said, via Essentially Sports:

“This Mbappe, he’s not bad! A little slower than the other, I think, but both have quality.”

The goal impressed fans and pundits as well, with Kylian Mbappe likening it to Ronaldo de Lima’s trademark strikes.

The highly entertaining fixture was played at the 12,000-capacity Stade de l’Epopee, as the fans were treated to a spectacle with some French football icons.

Hazard was handed his preferred No. 10 shirt, playing alongside ex-Barcelona star Ludovic Guily and Arsenal legend Robert Pires in attack.

Meanwhile, fans are unimpressed that Hazard announced early retirement from professional football.

He was considered a potential great of the future. Compared to Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in his early years, the Belgian star was phenomenal during his time at Chelsea FC.

Mbappe equals 58-year-old record

Sports Brief earlier reported that Mbappe found his goalscoring touch again after he netted in Paris Saint-Germain’s 3-0 victory against Strasbourg on Saturday, October 21.

The 24-year-old became the first player since Jimmy Greaves to score 172 goals in a top-five European league before the age of 25.

Greaves, who represented Tottenham, Chelsea, and AC Milan, scored his goals between 1957 and 1965, a record that lasted for 58 years before Mbappe equalled it.

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Babajide Orevba is a CAF accredited Nigerian journalist and HOD of the Local Desk with over 10 years of experience in media landscape.He studied NCE Political Science/Social Studies, AOCOED.