LA MINUTE SPORT Sports news for this Monday April 18th

Sofiane El Ftouhi is in the group that will play in Rouen on Tuesday (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

Omarsson package, uncertainty for Sainte-Luce† For tomorrow’s game in Rouen, Nicolas Usaï has decided to call up 19 players. There remains uncertainty about Théo Sainte-Luce who felt a little pain in the adductors this Monday morning. Elias Mar Omarsson, ill, left the group and was replaced by Sofiane El Ftouhi. The latter appeared for four minutes during a Coupe de France match against Chuslan and he stood on the sheet, but without entering, during the first leg against QRM. Mahamadou Doucouré and Enzo Philibert are in the rehabilitation phase and Zinedine Ferhat is out with a rib injury. In the end, Amjhad Nazih, Arthur Pontet, Sidy Sarr and Pierre Zaïdan were not selected, they train with the reserve on Tuesday.

The group selected for QRM: Bratveit, Dias, Briançon, Guessoum, Martinez, Mbow, Ueda, Burner, Paquiez, Sadzoute, Sainte-Luce, Fomba, Valerio, Benrahou, Delpech, Eliasson, Koné, Ponceau and El Ftouhi.

Lamine Fomba is suspended for the trip to Nancy (Photo Anthony Maurin).

Fomba will miss Nancy. Already deprived of Cubas, awaiting departure in Vancouver (Canada), Nicolas Usaï will not be able to count on Lamine Fomba to compose his midfield on April 30 in Nancy. The former Auxerrois received a yellow card against Sochaux, his eighth of the season. It is especially the third time that he has been warned in six games (Le Havre, Niort and Sochaux). He is therefore suspended from the journey to Lorraine. Lamine Fomba will nevertheless be able to participate in tomorrow’s encounters in Quevilly-Rouen and on Saturday at the Costières stadium against Rodez. Tuesday’s game in Normandy will also be the last where Antoine Valerio is threatened with a third warning after Grenoble and Amiens.

René Andréo (second row, second from right) died on April 15 (Colignon Collection – Nîmes City Archives)

René Andréo is no more† The former Crocodile passed away on Friday at the age of 77. Born in Sète, he started on this unique island before signing for Nîmes Olympique on June 18, 1963. The international juniors then moved to Nîmes for four seasons (1963-67). Under the successive orders of Kader Firoud, Pierre Pibarot and Marcel Rouvière, René Andréo failed to definitively establish himself as the central defender holder, but nevertheless took part with France in the Espoirs European Championships in England. In 1967 he returned to the Hérault to play in the club of his debut, FC Sète (1967-72) and then in Montpellier (1974-75). His funeral will take place on Wednesday 20 April at 9.30 am at the Thau funeral complex in Sète, before being buried in the cemetery of Le Py.

FF Nmes Metropolis Gard

the bad deal† It’s a good outcome that turns into a bad operation. On behalf of the 19and D2-day ladies (group B) the Nîmoises managed to hold off 1-1 Yzeure this Sunday at the outbuilding of Costières. The Ludovic Gros players even led with the opener of Sede Coulibaly (51and† Gard’s joy was short-lived, as the visitors equalized three minutes later. This draw, which remains a good result, does not suit the Nimes as Marseille surprised by winning Thonon 2-1. Fortunately for the FFNMG, Le Puy and Albi lost. The fact remains that Nîmes remains a barrage. Les Gardoises, who have played one game more than their main rivals, are two points behind Marseille and three behind Albi and Le Puy. The next day will be full of challenges for the Nîmes who travel to Marseille on Sunday 24 April.