LA MINUTE SPORT Sports news for this Thursday, January 26

As every day from Monday to Friday, discover the basics of Gard sports news in a few details.

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Without Sadzout, Lopy qualified. Frédéric Bompard spoke at a press conference at 48 hours to see Crocos face Niort at the Antonines on Saturday at 19:00 (see video below). For this match, Nîmes Olympique will be without Ronny Labonne, who is still recovering, as well as Scotty Sadzoute. In training, the outer side of the right knee was injured from the affected left side. He should repeat the follow-up MRI in three weeks to see if there is a complete or partial rupture. “I’m so sorry for him. He’s a really good guy. It was ten minutes into practice, it’s an accident. I’m afraid it’s season over for him.”, his coach reacted. Calf victim Benoit Poulain is uncertain. As for Joseph Lopi, the first signing of the winter transfer window, he is eligible to play this weekend. “Joseph is the real boss of the dressing room. We needed that. I’m sure he’s one of the guys who will help us keep up. We’ve got a very good player in that position,” Frederic Bompard says. The former Sochalien should start in the middle on Saturday with Lamine Fomba suspended. The midfielder is going to Saint-Etienne. “If he stays, I am the happiest of coaches. I am attached to that player. I appreciate the player and the person.”, nevertheless clarified his coach. Guessouma Fofana’s probable departure linked to his imminent arrival. By the end of the transfer window on Tuesday, the Nîmes coach wants the striker to arrive: “someone with explosive quality who can hit the ball and go deep.”

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Judge Malek, OAC coach • Corentin Miguel

Thursday off. With the arrival of Hakim Malek last November, the traditional Thursday day off that existed under Saurat came to an end. Therefore, the OAC trained five times a week and on a difficult track in the context of reinforced earthworks. But since the beginning of January, Thursday sessions have been canceled, just like in the good old days. A return to old habits that proved successful for Alésiens, who have since won three in as many meetings. “He smiles at us, we continue”appreciates a frame from the dressing room. “Generally, we have two big sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday, so it’s good to take a breather on Thursday”, the player continues. This day off given to Oaciens over the weekend is synonymous with freshness in Saturday evening’s match, which must be repeated in 48 hours for a meeting against a contender for the climb in Fréjus. A trip where referee Malek can regain his form after months of injury with Yamadou Fofana and Jérémy Balmy recovering from the knee problem that kept him out of the last match in Aubagne.


Patrick Buisson was rejected. Bernard Laporte, who was sentenced at first instance last month to a two-year suspended prison sentence and a two-year ban from performing any rugby-related function, particularly influence peddling, suggested Patrick Buisson as his replacement. . In the question: “Do you like Bernard Laporte’s proposal to appoint Patrick Buisson as the vice-president of the FFR? » Called to vote over three days, 1,500 clubs overwhelmingly voted No, narrowly winning with 51% of the vote. For 178 votes, he pays for his close ties with Uzes club licensee Bernard Laporte, whom he arrived in the 1990s before becoming a coach and has a home in Nîmes. The French Rugby Federation finds itself without a boss as France hosts the World Cup in eight months time. A Steering Committee will be held tomorrow to take action on the sequence of events.


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Hugo Kamchop-Baril spoke to young people • USAM

Green team in college. This Tuesday, January 24, the second phase of the “Athletes in College” operation, initiated by the Guard Department Council, took place. An initiative involving USAM Nîmes Gard. So the four players, Jean-Jacques Acquevillo, Tom Poyet, Guéric Vincent and Hugo Kamtchop-Baril, went to meet the fifth graders at the Ada Lovelace college in the Mas de Mingue district of Nîmes. After the presentation of the main values ​​of sports, an exchange about Olympism with Paris 2024 and the actions of Unicef ​​​​Gard Lozer, the young students were able to ask their questions directly to the players of the Green Team.

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