The Chamois Niortais have the seal of Ligue 2 as possible. For the 10th season in a row, and apart from a dazzling 5th place finish in 2014, they gracefully vegetate in the soft underbelly of the forecourt without making waves. One could even say, with a certain anonymity. But all this was before the exceptional weekend of August 6.
Summer vibes in Deux-Sèvres
First information for those who have got too close to the radiator in the geography: despite the Chamois appellation, Niort is absolutely not in Savoie, but in Deux-Sèvres, where there are no mountains. And therefore no chamois. After that, the big event of the offseason was the hiring of Charles Kaboré. Suffice it to say that until now, the club lived its quiet little life in the shadows of the media. But that was before the day of glory: Thursday, August 6, 2020.
It all started off pretty well. Bastia reception at 7 p.m. 24°. Sunny with a bit of wind which is good. All the ingredients for a quiet little weekend. The home team was quietly preparing for their game, when suddenly, 3 short hours before kick-off, 5850 kilometers away, a tweet sent will change everything.
— FECOFA (@fecofa_kinshasa) August 6, 2022
The Democratic Republic of the Congo announces its choice for the new coach: it will be Sébastien Desabre. A former coach of Uganda, he toured many clubs in Africa, who probably played for the final choice. Oh yeah, one little thing too. He has been the coach of Chamois Niortais for 2 years.
A legendary start to the Chamois Niortais match
No matter how much I tell you, the preparation for the match is suddenly a bit down. There’s no doubt the players got the news quickly, and the manager’s dressing room speech must have gone in one ear and out the other. But the players are professionals. Once on the field, it’s all about going for the 3 points.
Yes, we know, we can’t watch the video here.
Well, not at all. In the first minute of the match, Dylan Tavares takes advantage of a defense already in difficulty to adjust the goalkeeper. 0-1.
In the second minute, Moataz Zemzemi loses a beautiful ball 25 meters from his goal. No need to ask Frank Magri. 0-2.
And it will continue. 0-4 after 25 minutes of play. It only needs to be said that Regis Brouard’s Bastiais (also the former coach of Niort) are on the mend. The match will no longer be of any interest, with a reduced score even so. With 0 points taken by the chamois, now it’s time for the manager’s direction with a very simple question: but what the hell is this?
A magnificent release, worthy of the greatest.
Consequently, as soon as the game ended, Chamois Niortais took out the weapon of the big clubs: the press release.
Club de Futbol Chamois Niortais have never been in contact with FECOFA regarding their coach Sébastien Desabre and reiterate their desire to keep him beyond his current contract.
Furthermore, Club de Futbol Chamois Niortais reserves the right to take any action against the Congolese Football Federation following the particularly unwanted publication of this “official” advertisement on the day of their first home game of the 2022 season .2023 of Ligue 2 BKT.
Biting, dry and likely to put everyone at ease. Except that, in a press conference, it’s not really the feeling that Sébastien Desabre gives.
We need to talk about tonight’s game. I am completely transparent with Mr. Hanouna (Editor’s note from the club’s sporting director) and with the club. I will let you know about this soon.
Suffice it to say that we have known more convincingly to say that there is nothing. Also, 24 hours later, new press release from Chamois Niortais. And as much as I tell you, it is very well placed to enter the Top 3 of the most beautiful press releases of this season.
it was in a tweet guys
– Fédé 🇫🇷 de la Lose (@FFLose) August 7, 2022
A 20 word sentence to mean it was over. We imagine the communications department won’t make a farewell video.