Arriving at the last Mercato from Bouaké FC, BAGATÉ Salif quickly won a position in the offensive division of ASEC Mimosas. His speed, his powerful strikes, his good technique and his devastating calls for bullets make him a real fighter and a real goalscorer as there are few in today’s football.
Decidedly, the ASEC Mimosas will not end with the players who are associated with the moniker “Lion”. In the years 60-70, MANGLÉ Eustache was one of the most representative and since last year, League 1 has discovered and enjoyed TOURÉ Amed, the Simba (the Lion). From now on we will have to do also with BAGATÉ Sadi dubbed the Lion of Gbêkê. Fond of wide open spaces, this Bouaké native is an attacker who, by his fighting spirit, usually puts the opposing defenses in great difficulty. Playing at the ASEC Mimosas is already for him the fulfillment of a childhood dream: since I was a child, I dreamed of wearing the colours of the most popular club of Cote d’ivoire. I have not had the opportunity to join the de Sol Beni Academy, but I am happy that my arrival is at a time when the club is playing the group stage of the African Champions League. It’s a double chance for me as the ASEC Mimosas is a beautiful showcase that gives a big dimension to the promotion of its footballers, he knows.
The former captain of Bouaké FC has offensive qualities that he knows to highlight in counter-attack in addition to his ability to score in any position. His head play is average, however his sense of the collective and his athletic qualities make him a player appreciated by his current coaches, whose assistant to AMANI Yao, who says: BAGATÉ is a player who gives several possibilities of use. It can play on the sides, by attacking support or tip. It doesn’t necessarily need to be in the repair area to be effective since it has a good kick. However, his debauchery of energy can be a lack of clarity at times.
At 28 years old, BAGATÉ Salif still believes in a possibility to confirm his talent in a European club. But before that, he was eager to prove to the leaders of the ASEC Mimosas that they were not wrong to seek his services. The current N ° 28 of the “Yellow and Black” club aims to help its team to maintain its brand image. He is also determined to fight with his partners to lead the ASEC Mimosas to the quarterfinals of the Champions League. The midfielder DAO Mohamed Laminequi has been constantly playing with him since his arrival does not rave about him: “I can define him as a modern striker, endowed with a discreet technique, strong, altruistic and goalscorer especially,” he assures.
For the moment his counter remains blocked at 7 goals all competitions combined: 6 marked with Bouaké FC during the 1st phase of the League 1 and 1 other registered against Wydad Athletic Club of Casablanca on the 1st day of the group stage of the African League of S Champions. But like a lion, the one whose idol is the Uruguayan of the PSG Edison Cavani, demonstrates every time to training that he never balks at adversity and intends to find as soon as possible the path of nets for the greatest happiness of thousands Of shareholders who believe in its contribution in a quality collective that is that of the ASEC Mimosas.
Name: BAGATÉ First Name: Sadi
Date and place of birth: 1 April 1990, at Bouaké Size: 1, 71m
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