January 23, 2022

LA MINUTE SPORT Sports news for this Wednesday, December 15

Like every day from Monday to Friday, discover the essentials of Gard sport news in a few infos.

Olympic Nimes

Doucouré the only scorer. The opposition organized by the Nîmes staff this morning at the Bastide lasted only 15 minutes. It’s short to get an idea and to score goals. In this mini match the Reds were arranged as follows: Bratveit – Burner, Zaidan, Martinez, Sainte-Luce (who will be suspended in Toulouse) – Benrahou, Cubas, Fomba, Eliasson – Omarsson, Koné. This eleven was opposed to the Yellows who aligned: Dias – Paquiez, Ueda, Philibert, Guessoum – Delpech, Sarr, Ponceau, Valerio – Doucouré, Aribi. It was the latter who won 1-0 thanks to a cross strike from Mahamadou Doucouré at the last second.

The Nîmes trained for a possible shooting session (Photo Anthony Maurin)

16/22 at the TABs: As in every week of the Coupe de France match, the Crocodiles ended their training session with one attempt at goal per player (goalkeepers included). Less spirited than before facing Aubagne, the Nîmes still managed 16 of their 22 shots on goal. The unfortunate people of the day are, in order of appearance, Doucouré, Eliasson, Fomba, Martinez, Sarr and Koné. At the goalkeeper level, Bratveit and Dias made one saves each. The other four failures are the result of the ball which passed twice beside, once above and the last is the consequence of a failed Panenka and a little too ambitious.

Yassine Benrahou is nominated for the title of best UNFP player for the month of November (photo Anthony Maurin)

Benrahou named. The Nîmes attacking midfielder Yassine Benrahou is named among the three contenders for the UNFP trophy for the best player of the month of November in Ligue 2. Decisive and prolific at the start of the season, the former Bordeaux player, holder during the first 18 days, experienced a empty passage before regaining color in this month of November where only two league games were played. It is he who gives the victory to the Crocos in Sochaux (0-1) with a magnificent direct free kick and who heads the victorious goal against Quevilly (2-1). Against Yassine Benrahou, Toulousain Rhys Healey and Bastiais Sébastien Salles-Lamonge are also in the running.

French Cup

The Chemin Bas is getting ready. Winner last Sunday 2-1 of Anduze, at home in the league, the Chemin Bas has best prepared its 32nd final of the historic French Cup scheduled for this Saturday at 4 p.m. against Clermont (Ligue 1), at the Costières stadium. Ranked third in R2, the JSCBA hopes to continue its magnificent journey by registering a Ligue 1 team on its hunting roster. To get used to playing on a lawn – the usual Jean-Bouin stadium being made up of a synthetic turf – the Nîmes trained last night in Uchaud. This will also be the case this Thursday, hoping to be able to soak up the Costières lawn on Saturday morning before the meeting. This evening, the players were invited by David Tebib, the president of USAM native of the Chemin Bas district, to attend the Green team match against Saint-Raphaël, at Parnassus. Regarding the ticket office, of the 6,000 seats put on sale, between 1,500 and 2,000 have already found a taker.


Rémi Desbonnet is fixed for the reception of Saint-Raphaël (Photo Lisa Castres / USAM)

Nîmes decimated. This evening at 8:30 p.m., Nîmes receives Saint-Raphaël as part of the 14e Starligue day and incidentally the last game of the year for the Green team. Two teams neck and neck in the standings, since it is the fifth who moves to the sixth with the same number of points on the clock (14). But for this meeting, USAM is decimated with eight pro players absent: R. Salou, Tesio, Minel, Acquevillo, Hesham, Jakobsen as well as goalkeeper Desbonnet and Nyateu who are added to the long list of injuries. Young Derisbourg is also part of the infirmary. Thus, they are only nine valid pros for tonight, supplemented by youngsters Gouaze, Gibernon, Vincent, Tolleron and Joblon. The task promises to be very delicate against the Var. The selected group: Paul, Gouaze; Poyet, Vincent, Gallego, Rebichon, Tolleron, Dupuy, Guigou, M. Salou, Tobie, Joblon, Sanad, Gibernon.


Benjamin Bonzi king of interclubs. Finally the holidays for the Anduzien who extended his marathon season by interclub. Engaged in Pro A, the highest national level, with his club Stade Toulousain, Bonzi won his single, against Lucas Pouille (6/4 4/6 10/4) and his double with Hugo Nys (6/0 6 / 3) against the Vliegen-Laaksonen pair. What to offer the victory to Toulouse against the Northerners of TC Loon Plage (4-2) and to punctuate the Gardois season with a new trophy.

Boris Boutet, Corentin Corger and Norman Jardin.