He was the star of the evening, this Thursday on the forecourt in front of the La Beaujoire stadium, before the kick-off of Nantes-Karabakh (9 p.m., to follow live commented). Ndiawar Diongue, glued for years in front of his television set, in Dakar, for each match of FC Nantes, realized his dream by coming to attend for the first time a match of his favorites, with which he says he fell in love in 1994- 1995, the season of the club’s seventh league title.
Everything was triggered by a tweet, on September 2, in which the Senegalese asks Kerzadarian, a very active supporter on the social network, if he can help him obtain a visa to come to Loire-Atlantique. The latter obviously relays the request and the chain of solidarity is set up, involving local elected officials and ordinary people. In 48 hours, the sum of 1500 euros necessary to finance the trip is collected via an online kitty. And the dream of the one who has three jerseys worn by former house players (Signorino, Djilobodji and Bangoura) therefore materialized this Thursday: he saw the FCN play in real life in the midst of more than 30,000 spectators.