Yahia Fofana tipped to replace Paul Bernardoni in Angers’ goal against Montpellier on Sunday

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Yahia Fofana tipped to replace Paul Bernardoni in Angers’ goal against Montpellier on Sunday

The complicated start to the season for the SCO, 19th after 6 days in Ligue 1, did not go unnoticed. And the underperformance of his defense, the most porous of the elite (17 goals conceded) either. Changes have already been made in terms of the system (moving from a 4-man defense to a 5-man defense) and concerning the choice of men (Sabanovic and Blazic have lost their places).

The titular goalkeeper, a recurring debate in Angers

The next one who should bear the brunt of this start to the season is Paul Bernardoni. In delicacy while Gérald Baticle had restored his confidence this summer, the former goalkeeper of Nîmes could be relegated to the bench for the arrival of Montpellier, Sunday, as part of the 7th day of Ligue 1. Yahia Fofana, rookie of the Havre (L2), 22, originally came to be number 1, should therefore celebrate his first with the SCO at Raymond-Kopa.

Last season, the hierarchy of goalkeepers had already been at the heart of the debates in Angers. Bernardoni had lost his starting position at the end of 2021, to the point of being loaned to the Greens, and Danijel Petkovic had succeeded him. But the Montenegrin had also been in difficulty in the spring, and it was Anthony Mandrea who had finished the season (before heading to Caen this summer). This time, Fofana will therefore have the mission to settle permanently in the Angevin goal. The maintenance of the Anjou club depends on it.

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