LA MINUTE SPORT Sports news for this Friday March 11th

Patrick Burner was not selected for the trip to Le Havre (Photo Anthony Maurin).

As every day from Monday to Friday, discover the essence of Gard sports news in a few pieces of information.

Olympic Nmes

Five absentees for Le Havre. There will be no major absences from Nicolas Usai’s group for tomorrow’s trip to Le Havre at 7pm as part of the 28th day of Ligue 2. Missing are the same five players who have been absent for several weeks. † Anthony Briançon and Lucas Dias are recovering, Enzo Philibert is recovering in Cannes and should return at the end of next week. After receiving a blow to the ankle while playing with the reserve team during last Saturday’s success against Beaucaire (2-1), Sidy Sarr only resumed individual training with physical trainer Aurélien Boche yesterday morning. Victim of recurring calf pain, Mahamadou Doucouré has to undergo an additional examination so that the medical staff can make a diagnosis. Satisfied with Moustapha Mbow’s performance with the reserve, the coach decided to put him back in the group, just as Théo Sainte-Luce was back from injury. For example, given the competition in the defense, the staff has decided not to call up Patrick Burner, who will train with Sidy Sarr on Saturday morning. In the middle it is Léon Delpech who will not appear on the score sheet.

The selected group: Bratveit, Nazih – Paquiez, Martinez, Ueda, Guessoum, Mbow, Sainte-Luce, Sadzoute – Fomba, Valerio, Ponceau, Cubas, Eliasson, Benrahou, Ferhat – Koné, Omarsson.

The likely eleven: Bratveit – Paquiez, Mbow, Martinez (cap.), Sadzoute – Cubas, Fomba – Ferhat, Benrahou, Eliasson – Koné.

“It was a way to help him get involved”† Last Saturday, Yassine Benrahou received a penalty in the 66th minute against Paris FC (1-1). He responded favorably to Zinedine Ferhat’s request, who wanted to convert this opportunity into a goal. Unfortunately for him, the Algerian international ran into the opposing team’s goalkeeper. The Nîmes playmaker, who attended the pre-match press conference this morning, explained his pick (found in the video above): “As the coach must have told you, you need to create unity and get everyone involved. “Zinou” we know what he has been through this season. It was a way of helping him get involved and giving him some stats. † Despite a missed opportunity to beat second in the championship, the former Bordeaux player doesn’t blame his teammate. “I still trust him. It happens to miss, even if it is unfortunate that it is happening at the moment, but it is nothing serious “he assures. The top scorer and passer in Nîmes was asked about his future in front of the media this season. At 23 with a contract of over a year, he will inevitably be sought after by clubs in major championships such as Ligue 1 this summer. “Support is part of the job. Like any competitor, I aim to play higher later, but first I focus on the end of the season. † If the number 22 didn’t want to drag too much on the subject, it does have preferences: “I have the adaptability, but my playing style is more in line with Germany or Spain.” See you during the summer transfer window!

Olympic Alès in the Cevennes

The friendly match cancelled. Initially, a friendly match was to be played this Saturday morning (10:30 am) in the Bastide training center between the reserve of Nîmes Olympique and the OAC. Stéphane Saurat, the Alesian coach, was delighted with this opposition to keep the rhythm of one match a week and give playing time to the players who don’t have it. Except that the meeting is canceled permanently. “Indeed, because of their workforce, the Nîmes cannot welcome us for this friendly match”said the Cévenol club in a press release this afternoon.

USAM Nimes Gard

Mohammad Sanad is temporarily suspended from the championship and the Coupe de France (Photo Lisa Castres/USAM)

Without Tobias and Sanad† Tomorrow USAM travels to Saint-Raphaël (at 8pm) for the 20th day of Lidl Starligue. Victory is imperative for Nîmes to stay in the race for fifth place, synonymous with European qualifying at the end of the season. For this meeting, Franck Maurice, in addition to the usual absentees Rémi Salou and Ahmed Hesham, is taken away from three players. Victim of a hamstring injury mid-week against Sporting (32-30), Luc Tobie will be out of reach for three weeks. The other absence of mark is that of Mohammad Sanad. Frustrated when his winning goal on the gong against Nancy (29-29) was disallowed last Friday, the Egyptian winger attacked the umpires. An aggressive stance and a hand on one of the two umpires. A reprehensible behavior that will be investigated on March 21 in the disciplinary committee where the Usamiste risks a heavy sanction. But surprisingly and exceptionally, de Nîmes has already been suspended as a precaution and can therefore not participate in this duel in the Var. An adverse decision for USAM and perceived as injustice for not taking such a sanction, for example against Gaël Pelletier, president of Nantes, who had pushed a referee. Note that the next day the player called the umpires to apologize. Finally, while Romain Tesio was due to return to competition, he again injured his right knee with suspected cruciate ligaments during practice this morning. However, the staff records the returns of O’brian Nyateu and Jean-Jacques Acquevillo. Gallego is spared in the European Cup. The young Vincent, Gibernon and Queiros complete the group that can count on the support of Sanad and Rémi Salou to encourage their teammates in the Var.

The group left for Lisbon: Desbonnet, Paul; Rebichon, Vincent, Minel, Dupuy, Acquevillo, Yasuhira, Nyateu, Guigou, M.Salou, Gibernon, Jakobsen, Poyet, Gallego, Queiros.

Rugby Club Nmes

A shock to Kaufmann. This Sunday at 3.30 pm, the Rugby Club will receive Nîmes Pamiers. A top match in Kaufmann since Nîmes welcomed its second place, the only team this season in this Pool 3 able to keep up with the frenzied pace of the Gard formation. In the event of a win in his clash, the leader would almost mathematically formalize his entry into the National 2, the future championship to be created next season, where only the top four of each group qualify. For this meeting it will be Llabres who will wear the bracelet, the hinge will consist of D.Pichard and Debladis, Darmon is the holder in the middle three quarters.

The starting XV: Duprat, A. Nierat, Ciccioli – Gely, Gonzalez – Llabres (cap.), Barnerias, Sparano – D. Pichard, Debladis – Chiker, Darmon, Guillimin, R. Pichard – Roche. Substitutes: Benyachou, Gori, Vernier, Roca, Tonin, Berthault, Banc, Oliver.