Like every week before the Le Mans FC championship match, the Sarthois coach lists the list of players unavailable for the match. Unsurprisingly among the nominees, Alexandre Lauray, injured ligaments during the preparation period and Mike Bettinger, who had resumed the previous weekend with the National 3 group but only played fifteen minutes before feeling a new discomfort at the foot. Also absent are young striker Zaïd Amir and midfielder Noah Cervantes, the two players having been called up by their national team – Comoros for the first, Algeria for the second – for this first international break of the season.
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But for the trip to Bastia-Borgo this Friday, September 23, 2022, Cris will have to do without his home attacking asset, the young Makan Aïko, trained at the club and gradually integrated into the first team since spring 2020. Administrative reasons specifies the Brazilian coach , to evacuate the rumors of a possible injury or a choice on his part. The 21-year-old is said to have lost his identity card and has neither a passport nor a driver’s license that allows him to fly.
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An additional constraint for Cris, who relies each week on the entry of his winger into the left lane to boost the Le Mans game. Especially since on the synthetic turf of Bastia-Borgo, Le Mans FC never managed to win during the championship, but Makan Aïko had scored his first goal there as holder of the Sang et or in February 2021.