LA MINUTE SPORT Sports news for this Friday, August 26

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

Nimes Olympic

Eliasson and Benrahou back. Dismissed last week during the defeat in Dijon (2-1), Nicolas Usaï decided this week to recall Eliasson and Benrahou to the group to face Laval tomorrow at 7 p.m. at the Costières stadium (5th day of Ligue 2). « There is nothing to reproach them for their state of mind in training, the sessions are good », assures the coach who discussed again this morning with the two interested parties (see press conference in video above). Nîmes Olympique is still waiting for satisfactory offers for these two players as the transfer window ends Thursday at midnight. Five players are absent for this meeting. Ueda and Thomasen are in re-athletics, Doucouré is taking part tomorrow morning in an opposition with the reserve team in the company of Nasraoui and Boudache in particular, and Benezet is in care. « There is still an inflammatory area, that’s why it persists but nothing serious », says the coach about the right ankle of the Nîmes playmaker who is likely to also miss the next two trips: Tuesday in Grenoble (8:45 p.m.) and Friday in Valenciennes (8:45 p.m.). Dias is forfeited again. Even if the goalkeeper resumed collective training on Wednesday, he still did not feel 100%. Tomorrow he will be entitled to a specific session with Malafosse. Maraval should therefore start in goal, Burner should be aligned on the left in place of Sadzoute and Koné could find a starting place in place of Omarsson. After Boudache and Nasraoui, who came into play in Dijon, it is the young Marius Zampa (18) who is selected for the first time. “There are windows of opportunity at the moment because a few players are missing so they are biting into it and making sure they want to stay there”, says Nicolas Usaï about the four young people who have been training with the pros since the beginning of the preparation. The Nîmes coach should have one more player at the start of next week since the loan of the young 19-year-old Burkinabe defender Nasser Djiga, from FC Basel (Switzerland), is about to be completed.

The selected group: Maraval, Nazih – Vargas, Durand de Gevigney, Guessoum, Poulain, Burner, Sadzoute – Labonne, Delpech, Fomba, N’Guessan, Benrahou, Eliasson, Zampa – Koné, Omarsson, Tchokounté.

The probable composition: Maraval – Durand de Gevigney, Poulain (cap.), Guessoum – Vargas, Labonne, Fomba, N’Guessan, Burner – Koné, Tchokounté.

Olympic Alès in the Cévennes

Stéphane Saurat, OAC coach (Photo Corentin Migoule)

Stéphane Saurat sees wide. On the eve of receiving Aubagne at the Louis-Pautex stadium in Uzès as part of the second day of National 2, the Alesian group selected for this meeting is gradually being refined. But the identity of the 16 players who will appear on the match sheet this Saturday evening will not be known until the end of the last training session of the week, which takes place this Friday at 7 p.m. on the Uzetian synthetic, “under match conditions”. The Oacian technician has for the moment contented himself with communicating an enlarged group of 20 players. Only three footballers are certain not to be included: Arnold Abelinti, injured, who trained separately all week and will resume collective sessions on Monday, as well as young people trained at the club, Henzo Toiron and Melvyn Ritas. The last two named already know that they will play a friendly match with the reserve team (R3) this Friday evening in Vauvert. The OAC, which has already secured the services of two wingers (Abdoulaye Diaby and Souleymane Diaby) and a striker (Brahim Mahamat) in the transfer window, is still looking for reinforcements in this area of ​​play. arrival of a third goalkeeper, who would join Éric Moreau and Louis Laurent in the section of boys likely to defend the Oacienne cage, is also a possibility following the poor performance of young Téo Knibbe during the pre-season campaign.


Rebichon and the Nîmes are playing their fourth friendly match tomorrow (Photo USAM)

15 players for Istres. Work and good atmosphere were the key words this morning at Parnassus for the training of the Usamists who are continuing their preparation. By beating Granollers (33-32) on Tuesday in a friendly, the Nîmes won a trophy and Rebichon obtained permission from his coach to play football at the start of the session. On a risky raise, the captain of the « Old » cost his team the equalizer, signed Poyet, after Sanad opened the scoring. It was finally the rookie Konradsson who gave the victory to the « Young people ». A group of 15 players who then worked tactically before facing Istres tomorrow, at Parnassus at 6 p.m., for the fourth friendly match of this preparation. The Nîmes remain on a defeat and two victories. For this confrontation, Ljubomir Vranjes is still deprived of three players. The two long-term injuries, Sissoko and Tesio, as well as Minel, injured in the calf and still absent for ten days. The rear should be too fair for the 16th final of the Coupe de France in Caen, September 6.

The selected group: Demaille, Baznik; Poyet, Gallego, Kamtchop-Baril, Dupuy, Acquevillo, Hesham, Konradsson, Tobie, Salou, Rebichon, Sanad, Gibernon, Vincent.

Rugby Club Nimes

Second friendly match. This Saturday at 5 p.m., the Rugby Club Nîmes is playing its second and last friendly match of this preparation. The Nîmes receive the Metropolitan Stadium at the Kaufmann stadium. Guillaume Aguilar’s men want to be reassured after the defeat last Friday against Narbonne (26-3), resident of National. For this meeting, Barnerias will wear the captain’s armband and the hinge will be made up of the two rookies: Philips and Sabbia. This match is a real test since the Villeurbanne club is part of the same pool this season as the Gard club. Admission is free as for the match scheduled immediately after at 7 p.m. where the hopefuls will play against Nice. The first senior team will then start its N2 championship on September 10 at home against Dijon.

Starting XV: Nouri, Phalip, Tsiklauri – Laurencin, Gely – Barnerias (cap.), Cuny, Llabres – Philips, Sabbia – Pichard, Guillimin, Roche, Ngandu – Roche. Replacements: Marra, Duprat, Sellan, Gonzalez, Roca, Vernier, Chastaing, Barbet, Di Pasquale, Bonnet, Roucairol, Demars.

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