For its first match under the technical direction of the trio François-Thomas-Bell, Club M was beaten 1-0 away this Saturday, January 29, 2022 against Nepal. The second match against the Nepalese is scheduled for next Tuesday, February 1 at the same place.
For its first match under the technical direction of the trio François-Thomas-Bell, Club M was beaten 1-0 away this Saturday, January 29, 2022 against Nepal. The Club M managed to cope with a weakened squad due to injuries and positive cases of Covid 19.
Nepal took the game to its account from the beginning of the game especially by controlling the midfield. It is moreover by having been aggressive in this sector of play that Nepalese surprised the Mauritian defense to open the score by their striker Bimal Magar in the 55th minute of play.
Clearly confident and satisfied with the game plan he proposed, Tony Francois made only two changes during the match with the start of Andy Sophie (78th) and Adrien Botlar (89th) in place of Kengy Saramandif and Clarel Jackson respectively.
This match certainly gave the Club’s management a glimpse of the potential of their team ahead of the second match which is scheduled to be played away against Nepal on February 1st.
A victory for Club M will bring a breath of fresh air to Mauritian soccer as the Mauritian team has not experienced a victory on the international level since March 31, 2019 when they won 3-1 away against New Caledonia.