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France's Anthony Mahoungou and Tony Anderson Earn Invitations to CFL Combine

January 17, 2020 - Canadian Football League (CFL) News Release

PARIS - Wide receiver Anthony Mahoungou and defensive back Tony Anderson have been extended invitations to showcase their skills for Canadian Football League (CFL) general managers, coaches and scouts in Toronto at the CFL Combine from March 26-28. The pair were among the 21 players who participated in the CFL Global Combine in France, conducted in association with the Fédération Française de Football Américain (FFFA).

"The passion for football from all of the athletes was tremendous," said CFL Chief Financial Officer and Head of Football Operations, Greg Dick. "This Combine wouldn't have been possible without the leadership and commitment of the FAFF to laying the foundations for football to become a truly global sport."

"We're excited to grow the group of French players in the CFL and I'm hopeful that these prospects can positively impact the league," said Pierre Trochet, Head of Business Operations for the FFFA. "The path ahead has been laid out by Boris (Bede), Max (Rouyer), Val (Gnahoua), Benjamin (Plu) and Asnnel (Robo). The question now is: Who's next?"

The CFL will announce the full list of global players invited to Toronto following the completion of the 10 Global Combines prior to the 2020 CFL Global Draft on April 16.


Global Combine



Micky Kyei

Sebastien Sagne


William James

During the 2019 season, CFL rosters featured, for the first time ever, one designated 'global player' from outside the U.S. and Canada on each team's active roster and as many as two more on their practice rosters. In 2020, the number of global players per team will increase to two on the active roster and up-to-three on the practice roster, with as many as 45 global players competing in the league.


Date Location

January 25 Florence, Italy

January 25 Bristol, England

January 26 Frankfurt, Germany

February 1 Tokyo, Japan

February 2 Osaka, Japan

February 29 Copenhagen, Denmark

March 15 Mexico City, Mexico

The CFL regular season kicks off on Thursday, June 11 with the Edmonton Eskimos hosting the BC Lions at The Brick Field at Commonwealth Stadium. Friday Night Football debuts with a double-header on June 12 with the Toronto Argonauts visiting the Ottawa REDBLACKS before the Montreal Alouettes take on the Calgary Stampeders at McMahon Stadium. The season's opening week concludes with a Saturday night prime-time rematch of the 107th Grey Cup as the defending champion Winnipeg Blue Bombers travel to Hamilton to face the Tiger-Cats.

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