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Senegalese former footballer Ferdinand Coly says his grandfather used to say; "You'll go back to the land," and that's exactly what he has done.

Coly played in all Senegal matches in the 2002 FIFA Wold Cup.

He is now slowly turning into farming.

"Certainly this place feels right for me. But I haven't become a full-time farmer. I love spending time here to rest, to recharge my batteries," he tells BBC.

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