For this Saturday’s trip to Dunkirk, Paris FC, leader of Ligue 2, recorded two important returns. Not yet aligned since the start of the championship because of injuries and the Covid, Marvin Gakpa, the flagship offensive rookie, finally makes his first appearance in the group.
Moustapha Name has served his 4 suspension games. The Senegalese midfielder had been suspended several weeks after facts dating back to the second day during the match against Valenciennes (1-0), following the appeal of the northern club and then the FFF.
An extremely rare decision which provoked the anger and incomprehension of the Parisian club. “It’s the trick of the year,” René Girard got upset. He was crying in my office, like a stunned boxer, it twists your guts. He’s an irreproachable boy who has been criticized for incomprehensible things. He experienced a terrible injustice. It’s serious… I don’t know if it’s incompetence but people who make this kind of decision have to realize that something like that can put his season and his reputation in the air. They played with his craft. “
Paris FC had seized the CNOSF which had proposed to reduce the sanction from 4 to 2 matches. But the Federation did not follow the conciliator.
Called for the first time by Senegal
Moustapha Name continued to “train hard” as he explains during his suspension. He even did extra sessions on weekends with a club fitness trainer. “It was a difficult time,” he admits. When I was told that I would be suspended for 4 games, I couldn’t believe it. But I had the support of the club, the staff and the team. It was still long. I can’t wait to get back to the grounds. “
On Tuesday, the midfielder arrived from Pau in the offseason, also received excellent news with the announcement of his first call-up for Senegal’s A team. “After the catastrophic month I had just passed, I couldn’t ask for better,” he says. The Senegal staff saw my performance before my suspension and trusted me. The selection was one of my goals when I came to Paris FC. I am happy. I thank everyone. “
Paris FC: Demarconnay – Abdi, Bamba, Kanté, Hanin – Mandouki (cap.), Name (or Nomenjanahary), Pitroipa – Guilavogui, Caddy, Lopez. Alternate: Maisonnial (left), Ndiaye, Campanini, Kikonda, Martin, Gakpa, Laura, Arab, Nomenjanahary or Name. Coach: Girard. Absent. Belaud (suspended), Diaby Fadiga (rehabilitation), Koffi, Camara, Hadjam, Gambor, Pembele (choice).
Article original de: www.leparisien.fr