Coupe de France: the Red Star player finds his successful coach

This Saturday afternoon at the Bauer stadium, Hamadou Karamoko will cross paths with a person who was very important to him during the 16th round of the Coupe de France against Lens. This is the northern coach Franck Haise, revelation of the season in L1. The two men met in Lorient in 2013. “The coach gave me a lot, insists the defender Audonien from the outset. This season, he has achieved an exceptional course with the promoted Lensois, (Editor’s note: 5th in L1 with 10 days remaining). He is very strong tactically and in management. I would have fun chatting with him after the meeting. ”

Originally from the 12th arrondissement of Paris, Karamoko joined the training center of the Morbihan club at the age of 15. After playing in National U17s, under the leadership of Julien Stephan (ex-Rennes coach) and with the current Lensois defensive midfielder Seko Fofana, his opponent this Saturday at Bauer, he was outclassed in U19, then played with the Lorient reserve. directed by Franck Haise. They will finish together champion of their group in CFA 2 the first year, then finish again in first place in their group in CFA the following season. “The coach put rigor from the start in all the exercises in training,” recalls Karamoko. If we missed a short pass, we had to repeat the exercise to perfection. He insisted a lot on the quality of play and the desire to always come out well with the ball. He didn’t let anything go on diet and also did a lot of video work with the players. Humanly, he was very nice and liked to room us in a good way. “

He went through the unemployment box

In 2015, Karamoko signed a one-year pro contract and joined the pennant team coached by Sylvain Ripoll. Haise becomes the latter’s deputy. “His contract was, unfortunately for him, not renewed but he had participated in matches in L1 (Editor’s note: 3) because he deserved it, remembers the artesian technician. Hamadou has the qualities to be a very good central defender at the pro level. He has a very interesting morphological and athletic base. He is good in the air, quick, efficient in duels and has a foot capable of taking the ball out with variety. “

After a stint at FC Nantes, with the reserve, the former UJA player Alfortville is unemployed for 6 months. “I was playing at the city stadium in my neighborhood when Salah Mahdjoub, assistant coach of Lusitanos Saint-Maur (N2), offered to join him in January 2019,” he says. As a wink, he scored a goal in his first match with the Lusitanos against the Lensoise reserve trained by … Franck Haise. “At the end, he told me not to let go and to keep my self-confidence because in a football career everything can go quickly. “After allowing his club to finish 2nd in N2, Hamadou Karamoko, 25, rebounded by signing a two-year pro contract at the Red Star in the National in June 2019.” I am very happy here and I want that ‘we quickly find the L2 and why not the L1 in the future, announces the person concerned. Franck Haise’s success proves that hard work always pays off. It is a good example to follow. “

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