LA MINUTE SPORT Sports news for this Friday May 6th

Lucas Dias starts in Toulouse (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

slide holder† Tomorrow at 7pm, Nîmes Olympique (8th, 49pts) travels to the sold-out stadium to take on Toulouse (1st, 76pts) as part of the 37th day of Ligue 2. Against Toulouse, who would become champions of France crowned in the event of victory, the Crocos are deprived of five players: Valerio, Sainte-Luce, Ferhat, Philibert and Doucouré. Pontet and Zaidan will join the pro group for this short trip, but they will not appear on the score sheet. It was initially Nicolas Usaï’s wish, but it would stop the two players from playing next week with the reserve battling to keep N3. A match that will be special for the Nîmes coach because he is close to his Téfécé counterpart, Philippe Montanier: “He was my mentor when I graduated. I talk to him every week. † For this meeting, Nicolas Usaï has already decided to recreate Lucas Dias, author of several decisive stops in Nancy (1-3), “He is the one who will end the season.” The club-trained goalkeeper could well become number one next season, as if the NO wants to take advantage of the option to buy Bratveit, the Norwegian doesn’t seem to want to stay in the Gard.

The likely group for Toulouse: Dias, Bratveit – Paquiez, Burner, Ueda, Briançon, Mbow, Martinez, Guessoum, Sadzoute – Delpech, Sarr, Ponceau, Fomba, Benrahou, Eliasson – Omarsson, Koné.

Maël Durand from Gévigney (Photo FC Versailles)

Durand de Gévigney is approaching† With a view to the construction site, Nicolas Usaï is already preparing his staff for next year and the club is therefore closely following many players. On Wednesday, 11 young footballers born between 2001 and 2002 came for a test at the Costières stadium. However, it is not initially intended to try to attract one of its players, “No contract proposal will go out, but we may be able to request it at the end of the transfer window in the group composition”, said Nicolas Usaï, who loved an attacker and a defender that day. N3 players were also rated this week, but for now “no reflection time for signing a professional contract”, the coach assures. Present this morning at the pre-match press conference, he reacted to the various rumours, in particular regarding the arrival of Maël Durand de Gévigney, who plays for Versailles (N2): “He is a player that we follow closely.” If the coach remained evasive, the club would have already reached an agreement with the player. The central defender rose to fame with the epic his club achieved this season in the Coupe de France reaching the semi-finals before losing to Nice (2-0). As for Moustapha Mbow, the Nîmes coach announced that a lease extension was on the way. All parties seem to agree. Several names have been mentioned, such as that of Thibaut Vargas, “A player we’ve been following for months.” With regard to the files in progress, let’s not forget Nicolas Benezet, who has been training with the group since January, with a profile that appeals to the technician from Marseille.

USAM Nimes Gard

Quentin Dupuy out before the end of the season (Photo Corentin Corger)

Dupuy, season is over† This Sunday at 5 PM, USAM (7th, 26 points) will receive Dunkirk (12th, 18 points) in Parnasse for the 25th day of Starligue. To keep hoping for sixth place, synonymous with European qualification at the end of the season, Nîmes must absolutely beat the Northerners. “Every match is a final! †, assures O’brian Nyateu before this deadline. But Yann Balmossière will have to make do without Quentin Dupuy who was injured in training this week and suffers from a badly sprained ankle. “It is an inherent fact of training. We just found him before Saran, we have to deal with it, we are moving forward », says the Nîmes coach who can no longer count on his defender until the end of the season. Dupuy thus joins Tesio, R.Salou and Hesham in the infirmary. Bonnefond (back) and M.Salou (thigh) are uncertain. For this meeting, the club decided to make a nice gesture and invite 200 to 300 people to various sports associations in Nîmes. USAM offers 10 invitations per club and a preferential rate of 5 euros from 10 tickets purchased. Associations that wish to do so can contact the communication/ticketing department, tomorrow before 8 pm and within the limits of the places available, at the following email address: [email protected]

Nyateu in Dunkirk? As for the Usamist workforce for next season, we already know that Paul is no longer from Nimes, Desbonnet is moving to Montpellier and Guigou is putting a stop to his career. It is also very likely that center half O’brian will leave Nyateu Gard at the end of the season. Asked about this this morning (see video above), the player is looking for a new destination: “At the moment I still have a contract for one year. They asked if I could leave. For now I don’t know what the future will bring. I’m looking, we’ll see. I’m open to all proposals. If I find a contract, leave me this summer. For now I have no base, I have not signed. » According to a northern source, the former Nantes player could bounce back to Dunkirk and find his former coach Franck Maurice, with whom he teamed up in the Gard capital for five years. The subject will certainly be discussed after Sunday’s meeting.