Nothing says at this stage if Louhans-Cuiseaux, club of National 2 (4th division), will be the “Petit Poucet” of the 2021 edition of the Coupe de France. Still, the Saône-et-Loire club, a bit like in Charles Perrault’s tale, presents the annoying mistake of abandoning his children behind him.
Thus, Thierry Njoh-Eboa, 27, left side, is not about to forget the trip from Louhans to Belfort (N2) on the occasion of the 7th round of the competition on Sunday afternoon. Indeed, after two hours on the road, the leaders decided to stop at the Besançon Marchaux rest area. Staff and players, divided into two minibuses, took advantage of this stop to eat and meet their natural needs.
After a thirty-minute break, everyone resumed their seats towards Belfort and the Serzian stadium where the Burgundians had an appointment for the match. Everyone except… Njoh-Eboa, forgotten on the highway!
He still participated in the victory of his team
Arrived in Belfort, the Louhannais club, long a resident of Ligue 2, realized his ball and sent a car to redo the 100 kilometers in the opposite direction and recover his player. The latter, who was to be titular, found himself on the substitute bench. This adventure apparently did not disturb the Burgundians too much, who quickly sealed their qualification on the field of Belfort (3-1).
As for Njoh-Eboa, who played in Sedan last season, he entered during the game, on time, replacing Ibou Cissé, a defensive midfielder warned a few minutes earlier.
History does not say in what proportions the Burgundians celebrated their success in the wake of their qualification. But it’s a safe bet that after the celebrations and the shower, Njoh-Eboa was not the last to take a seat on the return bus.
Article original de: www.leparisien.fr