Editorial  :

From Derby to Derby

the Ivorian Derby gave its verdict on Sunday with the sharing of points that does not satisfy any of the two opponents and especially not our Club which, despite the accession to the third place of the podium, could have claimed a victory. The gods of football have wanted it differently and you have to do well with it.

At 3 days of the end of the Ligue 1, our team is positioned to hang a qualifying place in the African Cup thanks to a series of 4 consecutive games without defeat, the longest of the season for the MIMOS, which is encouraging and indicates that our staff s Su it e have found the right balance. The pursuit on this momentum must allow our Club to retain this place to obtain its qualification in the African Cup.

Today will play another great classic of Ivorian football with the match of the 8th finals of the National Cup against the Stella Club of Adjamé. Although the latter has been relegated to Ligue 2 for several seasons, these two clubs have participated in the writing of the most beautiful pages of Ivorian football in the last 50 years. If the Africa sports of Abidjan is considered the great rival on the national scene, the Stella Club D’adjamé has different clothes for the shareholders. Instead, they see the Stella, a fantasous and formidable Club. They are also very happy to find the “Magnans” on their way, because it is not big competition without big opponents and without big stories. This step is decisive in the quest for a 20th National Cup and, regardless of the opponent, the MIMOS will have to once again show determination to surpass the Green and white obstacle. Meanwhile, in France, the country in which our delegation from the MimoSifcom Academy is located, the most beautiful of the cathedrals has been reduced to ashes under the hagly eyes of all lovers of history, architecture and culture, whether they are Catholics or not. A few days earlier, our young players had been able to visit another great place of Catholicism, namely the Strasbourg Cathedral. It was a shock for most of them to discover what men were able to achieve with their hands several centuries before at a time when machines did not exist. It is one of the missions of our Academy to let these young men discover other cultures and to learn more about the history of mankind. The invitation of the Racing Club of Strasbourg to attend the French Ligue 1 match against the EA Guingamp, in its Lair of the Stade de la Meinau, was another highlight where they were able to experience the emotion of hearing one of the most fervent French public support its team from the 1st to the last minute with loud and uninterrupted songs. An experience that is always impressive and that they have seldom lived in the last 10 years in a stadium in Cote d’Ivoire. Finally, since it is never useless to come back to current situations, you will not be surprised to learn that the Appeal Board of the Ivorian Football Federation has still not ruled on the penalties imposed on our Club and its President Despite its seizin… Since 3 October 2018, i.e. 196 days.

 

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