LA MINUTE SPORT Sports news for Friday, May 20

The owner of Zconte, in blue, was Dunkirk’s top scorer last season. (Photo by USL Dunkirk)

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Priority, to extend my universe. The main project of Nîmes Olympique during this summer transfer window is the midfield. If the defense is almost scored, the club is also looking at the attack. Mohamedou Doukuri and Elias Mar Omarson will remain. The club would particularly like to succeed in extending the contract of Moussa Kone who has arrived in his final year of contract and can therefore leave for free from January 2023. “Our real priority in attack is to extend Kony.”, says a NEM source. The Senegalese Under-20 international has finished Crocos’ top scorer this season with 11 goals in the second division, the most prolific season since joining the club in January 2020. It remains to be seen whether the 25-year-old striker wants to continue the adventure at NO. . At the same time, the management is also seeking recruitment for this position with the owner of Chocounty in particular as a target, as announced by our colleagues from North sound. The former Kane scored nine goals this season but was unable to avoid Dunkirk’s relegation to the National. This profile piques the interest of Crocos who seem to have made good progress on this as he is a player who is able to develop with a second striker and thus relate to Kony. Regarding Sir Sarr, an amicable termination of his contract has been recorded between the two camps as the player will have serious leads for finding a new rule. For Nicholas Benez, who has been training with the group since January, his comeback is about to become official. Nimes Olympique would offer him a three-year contract, which would have persuaded the attacking midfielder to return to Crocos nine years after his departure.

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Mathieu Salou confiscated from her trip to Toulouse (Photo USAM)

Mr. Salo is absent. For Starligue Day 26, USAM (7, 28 points) travels to Toulouse (6, 28 points) tomorrow at 8pm. A decisive duel for the Nimes team, which achieved four consecutive victories in the league. Indeed, if they succeed with a direct competitor, they will really return to the race for sixth place, qualifying for the European Cup at the end of the season. Especially since Chambery and Saint-Raphael, who are also taking part in this battle, are facing each other tonight. “Previous victories give us the right to be able to achieve a very important victory to return to Toulouse with a more favorable schedule. We have already met with Sison and Saint-Raphael, facing a third team would not be a bad thing.”, Yann Palmosier, coach of Nîmes. Hauts-Garonnais will face the top three in the standings (Paris Saint-Germain, Aix and Nantes) over the final three days of the tournament. For this Occitan derby, the green team Without five players. The usual four absentees are: Ahmed Hicham, Romain Tizio, Remy Salou and Quentin Dupuy as well as Mathieu Salou, the victim of a sprained wrist after a fall in training. So the staff called up a group of 15 players with young Damien Gibbernon.

Selected group: Desbonnet, Paul; Jakobsen, Gallego, Poyet, Bonnefond, Acquevillo, Yasuhira, Nyateu, Minel, Tobie, Rebichon, Sanad, Guigou, and Gibernon.


Benjamin Ponzi was born in Nîmes, trained in Andes, and is involved in Roland-Garros. (photo FFT)

Heavy for Bonzi… Last night took place the draw for the first round of the French Open, which will take place from Sunday through June 5 in Rolland-Garros. Nimes Benjamin Ponzi (53rd player in the world) inherited a difficult tie with American Frances Tiafoe (27). The first round match is scheduled for Sunday at approximately 11am. This is the fourth participation of the tennis player who started in Andes at the Paris Grand Slam. Bonzi has yet to make it past the second round. In early May, he won the Challenger Championship in Aix-en-Provence on clay, although he would face an entirely different opponent there. However, Tiafoe doesn’t arrive with much confidence as he is still in three straight defeats.

…and for Carol Monet, too. For the first time in his young career, Alésienne participates in the final draw of Roland Garros thanks to a “wild card”, two years after failing in the second qualifying round. The former European U-16 number one, who made a stunning leap in the world rankings by taking over 130 places in one year to settle at 249th in the world, will have a lot to do from the first round scheduled for Monday 23 May. .. licensed from the Alesian Tennis Club (TCA) will indeed oppose Karolina Muchova (79 in the world), who is able to strike a fine shot as she beat former world number one Ashleigh Barty to reach the semi-finals of the Australian Open in 2021. In the courts Dirt at Porte d’Auteuil, the 25-year-old Czech did no better than in the third round (also in 2021). Big challenge for Carol Monet who almost signed one of the best feats of her early career with a narrow victory (7-5;6-4) against Elise Mertens (former world number 12) on Monday, May 16.

* It’s the last minute sports of the season that takes a few weeks of well-deserved vacation. But don’t worry, Objectif Gard keeps telling you about Gard sport and in particular the transfer window at Nîmes Olympique.

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