Reading his CV is an invitation to travel. Italy, Slovenia, Albania, Sicily, Cyprus and finally, Libya. Over the last ten years, Abdelaye Diakité, a sturdy 1.90m defender, has cruised his cleats in some exotic football lands. He explored unknown championships, earned a living there. But soon to be 30 years old, he has chosen to close this long, mobile parenthesis, and to get closer to his roots, he who was born in Les Mureaux, in the neighboring department of Yvelines.
Coup de théâtre at C'Chartres Football: crossover defense
"He wanted to settle down a bit and we liked his project," says Kader Chehida, the manager of C'Chartres Football, happy to have found common ground with him on a two-year contract, with a third year optional, if the club is in National by then. "He is a real defender, strong on the man, decrypts Chehida. Good head, not clumsy with the feet, leader of men and who knows how to send when it is necessary. "Qualities that appear in a video montage that circulates on Youtube.
"He knows why he comes to Chartres, he is determined"
Arrived Tuesday, July 9 in training, Abdelaye Diakité will begin to take its marks in central hinge, where he will probably be associated with left-handed Geoffrey Marie-Louise, returned to the club after a false start. Replacing Grégory Lescot, not retained and gone to Vannes (N2), the Franco-Malian will discover a championship he briefly attended, there are about ten years, the time he was in Le Havre. He had then played five CFA matches with the HAC reserve. A time when he passed for a good hope of French football since he had been summoned twice in France U20 team.
Behind, he has so much throng, and especially in the Italian boot, where he has oscillated between Series C and D. On the other side of the Alps, he has experienced four clubs, including Parma, where he has never played , being systematically loaned. After a season in Cypriot D1, in Oroklini, in 2017-2018, he had arrived last season in Tripoli, Libya. Ultimate stamp on the passport before returning to France. "He knows why he comes to Chartres, he is determined," announces the general manager.
Two players could still happen within the chartrain workforce. A third goalkeeper – probably early in the career – and maybe a right winger.
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