Become Paris 13 Atletico this summer, the amateur club of the 13th arrondissement (ex-Gobelins) has just hit a big blow on the transfer market. The resident of National 2, the 4th division, signed Anatole Ngamukol (32), a striker broken in Ligue 2 games and who played last season in Fréjus-Saint-Raphaël (N 2). The native of Aubervilliers who hit his first balls on the side of the Red Star before joining the training center of Reims therefore once again finds the Paris region.
In 2015-2016, this good dribbler had indeed scored eleven goals in Ligue 2 for his first season with the Red Star which he had helped to finish fifth, at one point in the elite climb. A year later, he had joined Reims and this time participated in the conquest of the title of champion of Ligue 2 and accession to Ligue 1.
The “lofteur” had denounced moral harassment
But beyond the many goals scored during a nice tour of Europe (Zaragoza, Palencia, Grasshopper Zurich, Fortuna Cologne), Ngamukol was also known for having sued the Stade de Reims in the summer of 2018 for “moral harassment”. The player accused his coach David Guion, and general manager, Mathieu Lacour, of having removed him from the professional group in order to force him to leave the club, while he had one year left on his contract.
The UNFP (National Union of Professional Footballers) had taken a stand for Ngamukol and denounced the practices of clubs which put players aside in “lofts”. “When the clubs no longer need them, they put them in a second training group to disgust them”, declared the boss of the players’ union Philippe Piat.
On December 3, Guion and Lacour were released by the Reims Criminal Court ruling that the sidelining of the player, between August 2018 and his dismissal for serious misconduct in October of the same year, fell within the scope of sports choices. Ngamukol and his lawyers appealed the decision.