Salis Abdul Samed Gets 3-Match Suspension : Ahead of a crucial run of fixtures for their hopes of a spot in the Champions League, Lens are set to be without a vital part of Franck Haise’s set-up in midfielder Salis Abdul Samed, after the Ghanaian’s red card against Paris Saint-Germain last weekend.
The former Clermont man was sent off after twenty minutes in the top-of-the-table clash, his high, studs-up challenge on Achraf Hakimi leaving referee Willy Delajod no other option.
Haise’s men, who saw Marseille leapfrog them into second place over the weekend, could well have done without his extended absence – Abdul Samed will now be sidelined for the clashes against both Monaco and Marseille.
The league authorities have also announced that Clermont pair Alidu Seidu and Neto Borges will be suspended for two matches, following their respective red cards in the win over Angers.
Nice have also been sanctioned after their fans unfurled a banner insulting former manager Christophe Galtier’s mother in their match against PSG, with the lower part of the Allianz Riviera’s south stand to be closed for two matches.
Meanwhile the Black Stars player has been nominated for the Best African Footballer in the Ligue 1 this season following his impressive form this campaign for Lens.
The eleven nominees were revealed on Monday. Also on the list are PSG defender Hakimi Achraf Hakimi and Lens teammate of Salis , Seko Fofana who is the defending champion of the award.
THE COMPLETE LIST OF THE 11 NOMINEES :
Yunis Abdelhamid (Morocco / Stade de Reims)
Mama Baldé (Guinea-Bissau / ESTAC Troyes)
Mohamed Camara (Mali / AS Monaco)
Habib Diallo (Senegal / RC Strasbourg Alsace)
Seko Fofana (Ivory Coast / RC Lens)
Achraf Hakimi (Morocco / Paris Saint-Germain)
Chancel Mbemba (DRC / Olympique de Marseille)
Terem Moffi (Nigeria / OGC Nice)
Marshall Munetsi (Zimbabwe / Stade de Reims)
Salis Abdul Samed (Ghana / RC Lens)
Hamari Traoré (Mali / Stade Rennais)
The award started in 2009 as Marouane Chamakh of Morocco and Bordeaux won the inaugural title. The following two seasons Gervinho of Ivory Coast and Lille Metropole won it in 2010 and 2011.
In 2012 , the award went to Younès Belhanda of Morocco and Montpellier. In 2013 it was Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s turn to win it as a Saint – Etienne player.
Past Winners of Prix Marc-Vivien Foé :
2009 (Morocco) Marouane Chamakh , Bordeaux
2010 (Ivory Coast) Gervinho , Lille
2011 (Ivory Coast ) Gervinho , Lille
2012 (Morocco) Younès Belhanda , Montpellier
2013 (Gabon ) Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang , Saint-Étienne
2014 (Nigeria ) Vincent Enyeama , Lille
2015 (Ghana) André Ayew , Marseille
2016 (Morocco) Sofiane Boufal , Lille
2017 (Ivory Coast) Jean Michaël Seri , Nice
2018 (Cameroon ) Karl Toko Ekambi , Angers
2019 (Ivory Coast) Nicolas Pépé , Lille
2020 (Nigeria) Victor Osimhen , Lille
2021 (Democratic Republic of the Congo) Gaël Kakuta, Lens
2022 (Ivory Coast) Seko Fofana , Lens
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