THE ECO PORTRAIT OF THE WEEK – Like all self-respecting Ivorians – including the author of these lines – Léonce Yacé (43) is a supporter unconditional of the ASEC of Abidjan. Today, it is hard to imagine the banker, thin-rimmed glasses and blue suit, his favorite color, as a strapped-up teenager in a yellow and black jersey, cheering the Nigerian gunner Ishaya Jatau or the Ivorian virtuoso Abdoulaye Traoré (“Ben Badi “).
Yet this is what he did, from stadium to stadium, for years, when he did not feel the leather himself. “I wasn’t the most technical of the attackers, but I had a heavy hit,” recalls the managing director of NSIA Banque Côte d’Ivoire, the first bank with private capital in Côte d’Ivoire.
Not the most technical? The confession makes you smile as it contrasts with the attributes of the professional that he is became. “Leonce