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Derby Africa-ASEC Season 2019-2020, Ligue 1, Round 11 :

Acknowledgements for shareholder mobilization (Derby Africa-ASEC)

The board of directors, the technical staff and the players of Asec Mimosas extend their thanks to the many Shareholders who supported their team during the derby played this Saturday at the Stadium Félix Houphouet Boigny.

Congratulations to all those who worked to allow this atmosphere that we had not seen in Côte d’Ivoire for a long time.

Despite the final result of the match, the presence in large numbers of shareholders of the new generations is very encouraging for the future and be sure that everything is done to make all the people yellow and black proud.

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Professional team :


ASEC Mimosas and MALO player Patrick Bihetoué have reached an amicable separation. Recruited at the start of last season, the Burkina Faso international defender, who has played in 18 of the team’s 40 games, will not be part of the 2019-2020 season. 

The club wishes him a good career. 

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Watch the Copa América on StarTimes :

Messi faces Brazil in semi-final

By Peter Auf der Heyde

Lionel Messi has won almost every trophy possible at the individual level. But as far as the national team is concerned, the five-fold Ballon d’Or record is rather meagre.

While he won an Olympic title in 2008 with the Under-23s and three previously led his country to win the Under-20 World Championship, he has not won anything with the senior team.

At 32, his time is running out and the Copa América is perhaps his last opportunity to add a trophy to his collection.

But for that Argentina will have to achieve what only team in history has achieved: beat Brazil at home.

The only time Brazil lost in the Copa América was 60 years ago when Paraguay rallied to win the match 2-1. An inconsequential defeat for a Seleçao already qualified and who subsequently won the final of the competition 7-0 against the same Paraguay!

This year things could be different, Brazil is struggling to convince and after its victory on penalties against Paraguay in the quarter-finals, it will have to step up on Tuesday in Belo Horizonte.

Argentina also lacked the unanimity even though they managed to beat Venezuela 2-0 in the only quarter-final match where goals were scored during regulation time.

Despite goals from Lautaro Martinez and Giovani Lo Celso, Messi admitted he needed to play better to give his team a chance to win the tournament.

“It wasn’t my best Copa América,” he admitted, adding that the state of the pitch did not allow his team to play its one-two fasts. “The terrain is very difficult. They’re in bad shape. »

The other semi-final will see the defending champion, Chile, face the surprise team of the tournament, Peru on Wednesday in Porto Alegre.

Peru came close to defeating Uruguay after Edinson Cavani, Luis Suarez and Giorgian De Arrascaeta took the ball into the net, goals cancelled out by the referee after the video was used.

On penalties, Barcelona striker Suarez missed the first shot giving Peru the lead, which managed to convert its five chances and qualify for a return match in the 2015 semi-final, which they lost 2-1 to Chile.

La Roja, which includes Barcelona and Manchester United stars Arturo Vidal and Alexis Sanchez in its squad, won its quarter-final match on penalties against a Colombia that seemed unbeatable.

African football fans will be able to watch the semi-finals live on StarTimes sports channels.

Peter Auf der Heyde

Peter Auf der Heyde is an award-winning writer and journalist who covers major European football leagues. South African by birth, he is particularly interested in the connections between Africa and European football and has covered 12 African Cup of successive nations live. Former director of the sports department of the German news agency dpa, he is a recognized expert of the Bundesliga.

Peter Auf der Heyde played as a professional for Bosmont Chelsea in the South African Premier League and now divides his time between South Africa, Germany and the United Kingdom.

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ASEC Mimosas :


On loan from ASEC Mimosas in Lille (France), then Vejle Boldklub (Denmark) and finally To MFK Karvina (League 1 of the Czech Republic), BA LOUA Adriel D’Avila (trained at the MimoSifcom Academy) has just had the option to buy lifted. He signed a three-year contract with his new Czech club MFK Karvina. ASEC Mimosas wishes him a good career!

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Watch the Copa América on StarTimes :

Brazil and Argentina on their way to the semi-finals

Par Peter Auf der Heyde

Après avoir peiné lors de ses deux premiers matchs de Copa América, le pays hôte, le Brésil, a finalement retrouvé sa forme lors du dernier match de groupe, et s’est qualifié sans entrave pour les quarts de finale.

Une démolition en règle, 5-0, contre le Pérou a permis à la Seleção de terminer en tête du groupe A. Le Brésil rencontrera le Paraguay jeudien quarts de finale à Porto Alegre. Pour rappel, le Brésil a remporté chaque Copa América qu’il a organisée.

Son sélectionneur, Tite, devra se passer de son milieu de terrain Casemiro lors du prochain match, la star du Real Madrid ayant été suspendue.

Depuis son arrivée à la tête de l’équipe nationale, Tite n’a perdu que deux matchs, un match amical contre l’Argentine et un match de Coupe du monde contre la Belgique l’an dernier. Casemiro était absent lors de ces deux matchs.

Tite attribue la victoire éclatante contre le Pérou aux deux buts marqués durant les 20 premières minutes par Casemiro et Roberto Firmino.

« Quand vous marquez un but dès le début, l’équipe joue différemment et s’ouvre, c’est vrai, » explique Tite.

L’Argentine, dont la dernière victoire dans cette compétition remonte à 1993, n’est pas parvenue à terminer en tête du groupe. Par conséquent, les Argentins devront affronter le Brésil en demi-finale, si les deux équipes se qualifient.

Mais avant cela, l’Albicelestedevra battre le Venezuela vendredi à Rio de Janeiro.

Même si le sélectionneur Lionel Scaloni est venu avec un effectif de rêve, à commencer par Lionel Messi, Ángel Di María et Sergio Agüero, l’Argentine a laissé les fans de football sur leur faim.

Les 14 fois champions avaient besoin de cette victoire contre le champion d’Asie, le Qatar, lors du dernier match de groupe, pour avoir une chance de se qualifier.

Messi, qui a fêté son 32eanniversaire pendant le tournoi, a déclaré que la chose importante avait été de se qualifier pour le tour suivant. « Ça va nous booster pour la suite. Une autre Copa débute maintenant. »

Agüero, qui est retourné sur le terrain contre le Qatar après avoir été écarté, est conscient que le Venezuela sera un adversaire coriace. Ce dernier les avait battus 3-1 en match amical.

“Ce sont des adversaires assez durs qui contrattaquent très bien et nous allons essayer d’être malins là-dessus, » a-t-il déclaré.

Mais le match le plus attendu de ces quarts de finale est celui qui opposera vendredile Chili, vainqueur des deux dernières éditions du tournoi, à la Colombie à São Paulo.

Un but tardif d’Edison Cavani a conduit à la défaite du Chili 1-0 lors du dernier match de groupe contre l’Uruguay, qui a donc terminé en tête de son groupe. La Celestefera face au Pérou dimanche pour le dernier match des quarts à Salvador.

Les fans africains de football pourront suivre ces matchs en direct sur les chaînes sport de StarTimes.

Peter Auf der Heyde

Peter Auf der Heyde est un écrivain et journaliste primé qui couvre les grandes ligues européennes de football. Sud-Africain de naissance, il s’intéresse plus particulièrement aux connexions entre l’Afrique et le football européen et a couvert 12 Coupe d’Afrique des nations successives en direct. Ancien directeur du service des Sports de l’Agence de presse allemande dpa, c’est un expert reconnu de la Bundesliga.

Peter Auf der Heyde a jouté en tant que professionnel pour le Bosmont Chelsea en première division sud-africaine et partage désormais son temps entre l’Afrique du Sud, l’Allemagne et le Royaume-Uni.

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CNACO - zone sud :


Supporters and sympathizers of ASEC Mimosas, the time is to mobilize. Therefore, we kindly ask you to take all necessary steps to attend the 4th preparatory meeting for the creation of the 1st shareholders ‘ Committee of Grand-Bassam, to be held on Saturday, April 27, 2019, at 9:30 a.m., in Moossou 1er District, at Moossou school 1, in front of the Royal Court.

Given the importance of the agenda of this meeting, the presence of all is strongly desired.


The Chairman of the Organising Committee

KOFFI Maxime

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CISSÉ Abdul Karim and COU-LIBALY Wonlo (elephants of Ivory Coast), MALO Patrick and TOURÉ AMED (Burkina Faso standards) were Convo-Ted by their selection to take part in the playoffs of the 6th day of the CAN 2019.

The latter went into consolidation just after meeting the 6th day of the group phase of the Champions League contreLobi stars.

The Ivoi-Rian elephants will welcome the Rwandan Amavubi, Saturday 23 March, at 5pm, at the Felicia, after the Burkinabè stallions have received lesMourabitounes Mauritanians, the day before Friday 22 March, at 5pm, at the Stade of 4 August of Ouagadougou.

Moreover, the young left side OUATTARA Kalpi (20 years) was also summoned to the U23 elephants for the double confrontation against Niger, as part of the 2nd round of the playoffs of the category.

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Académie MimoSifcom :

The U14 ensure the show at Yakro

At the invitation of the SIFCA group, the U14 of the de Sol Beni Academy delivered a gala match to the finals of the 6th edition of the Inter-school Tournament of the National Polytechnic Institute Houphouët-Boigny (INPHB) in Yamoussoukro. The young captain Mory and his partners simply feasted on the public by reciting their football course against the U17 students of the beaten INP (1-4). Raymond DOMENECH (ex-coach of France from 2004 to 2010) and Bernard LAMA (goalkeeper of the World champion 1998) were among the guest personalities.

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National Cup: :

ASEC MIMOSAS enters the competition from 15 March

The FIF carried out the combined draw of the 2nd round and the 16th of the National Cup 2019, Tuesday 26 February at its headquarters. The ASEC Mimosas, holding it in title, just like the other teams of Ligue 1 will make their entry in the competition during the 16th of the final.

The Mimos compete in the period from March 15 to 17, the winner of the 2nd round match between Lanfiara (D3) and Songn FC (L2).


2e Tour

1) EFYM (L2) -Séwé Sport (L2)

2) ASC Bouaké (D3) – Sugar FC (D3)

3) FC Mouna (L2) -AS Athletic (L2)

4) NZI FC (D3) – Sacraboutou FC (D3)

5) Tanoh Sport (D3) – Stella Club (L2)

6) Ivoire Académie (L2) – RFC Aboisso (L2)

7) Gballet (D3) – RFC Yakro (L2)

8) USC Niablé- CO Bouaflé (L2)

9) JCAT (L2) – OFC Adiaké (L2)

10) Yopougon FC (D3) – ES Bingerville (L2)

11) Lanfiara (D3) -Songon FC (L2)

12) Co Korhogo (L2) – As Divo (D3)

13) Espérance Bouaké (L2) -Issia Wazi (L2)

14) Alliance Indénié (D3) – Schadrac FC (D3)

15) RC Daloa (D3) -Stade d’Abidjan (L2)

16) Angelic FC (D3) – AFAK (D3)


16th of the final

1) AFAD – 1erMeilleur perdant du 2eTour

2) Vainq. Match 16 – 2eMeilleur perdant du 2eTour

3) Vainq. Match 4 – AS Tanda

4) Vainq. Match 11 -ASEC Mimosas

5) SOA – Vainq. Match 3

6) Vainq. Match 10 – LYS FC

7) Vainq. Match 6 – FC San Pedro

8) RC Abidjan – Vainq. Match 7

9) USC Bassam- Vainq. Match 12

10) SC Gagnoa – Bouaké FC

11) Vainq. Match 15 – ASI d’Abengourou

12) WAC – Vainq. Match 9

13) Moossou FC – Vainq. Match 1

14) Africa Sports – Vainq. Match 2

15) Vainq. Match 14 – Vainq. Match 8

16) Vainq. Match 13 – Vainq. Match 5

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Académie de Sol Beni Interview Pascal THÉAULT (Director of the de Sol Beni Academy) :

“Video, useful for the coach and his players”

Recently the technical supervisors of the ASEC Mimosas participated in a video training course taught by Kevin LIOT, the physical trainer and video analyst at the de Sol Beni Academy. Training “in the service of all club technicians”. Pascal THEAULT, the director of the de Sol Beni Academy, explains the importance of this tool in football.

What place do you give to video sessions in your activity programs?

To win more games and train players better, the progression goes through raising the level of each of us, coaches.  The video and its use helps strongly with that. The video is effective because after a viewing, one speaks on the real and not simply on “impressions”. Live, we really don’t see much, less than 15% of reality. The remaining 85 or 90% are brought to us by video. It is by seeing the action several times (and this, from the outset) that you can see everything and thus realize exactly what happened. One can therefore understand the why and the how of an action. After analyzing it, we can explain it. Explaining to the player the reality is keeping and maintaining their credibility vis-a-vis the player. With the support of the video, we can identify the reasons or causes of what works or does not work. In the first half of the last game U16, last weekend, our attackers were taken 6 times in an offside position. The viewing, picture by frame, made it possible to know exactly why our players had been framed. We were able to show them by providing an explanation and then to schedule a specific work to be done in order to make progress in this area.  A certainty: the (good) work always ends up reporting one day or the other.

Also, thanks to the image, a single language is established within a staff. Which allows, between coaches, to understand each other easily and quickly.

 It was noticed that all the coaches of the de Sol Beni Academy had their programs in this kind of sessions. Does this mean that a knowledge in video editing is required to be a coach at the de Sol Beni Academy?

All our matches are filmed, without exception. The cameraman’s goal is to film in a “wide shot” so as to permanently see the 20 field players. Everything that happens (placements-travel) around the bearer of the ball is paramount. From the end of his game, the coach goes home with his video. He watches serenely at home and his analysis of the match, he may be led to emerge one or more themes of work. Some actions will be targeted, a montage will be made and presented to players at the beginning of the week.

Personally, reviewing (cold) The match brings me each time a different opinion and generally a much more measured judgement compared to my first impression, hot and filled with emotions. This retreat on the event and this vision of the strict reality of the facts have for a long time become indispensable.

Revisiting the matches in video tells me exactly about the needs of future training content to be performed. For example, on the player’s strengths to improve or on his shortcomings to be reabsorbed.

The progression therefore goes through video work and watching high-level matches. This work devoted to video requires a lot of working hours. A strong commitment (passion) of the technician is necessary. But as they say so well: “When you love, you don’t count…”.