In addition to his seven players who left for the CAN – Alexandre Oukidja (ALG), Sofiane Alakouch (MAR), Dylan Bronn (TUN, positive for Covid-19), Boubacar Kouyaté (MLI), Habib Maïga (CIV), Pape Matar Sarr (SEN) and Farid Boulaya (ALG) – and his two long-term injuries (Matthieu Udol, knee, season over), Kevin N’Doram (foot, no return until March), Frédéric Antonetti, Metz coach, 19th from Ligue 1, deplores three additional absentees for this Sunday’s trip to Reims (Sunday, 3 p.m., 21st day).
Ibrahim Amadou, the last recruit, not yet fit
And not least, since it is his attacker and co-top scorer Nicolas De Préville (four achievements), « who took a crutch on a calf that did not recover « (says the coach), the other co-top scorer, the right side Fabien Centonze, hit in the thigh and already absent against Strasbourg (0-2, last Sunday), as well as the central defender Jemerson, victim against to the Alsatian team from a point to a thigh.
As for midfielder Ibrahim Amadou, who signed Thursday for six months plus two years as an option, “He won’t be fit yet”, said Antonetti. Including it, FC Metz is therefore handicapped for its capital trip to Reims by thirteen absences …