The 2017 Preseason has concluded and the club looked stronger than ever. With all the new improved signings manager Kévin Gauthier was able to experiment with his new players. In the matches the club only let in one goal. Like the last few seasons with us striker Jamal Kabeu was the leading scorer. He would score five goals during these tune up matches. Here are the highlights from the 3-0 victory over Thio Sport.
During a recent interview manager Kévin Gauthier had comments about the squad. He said, “After these run of tune of matches I feel ready for the season and we are going to continue building off last season’s success, yes we have a young squad that the average age is 21 but I see that as a positive as these men can contribute for a long time."
Our season kicks off on 31 April as we host the JS Baco. Since the start of 2015 our club has won all four matches against them. We will also be facing Mouli Sport, JS Mare, AS Magenta and Tiga Sport in April. The later match dates might change but that all depends on how well the club does in the O-League. O-League actions begins 10 April against Lothoha’api.
The transfer window has officially shut and this new look AS Mont-Dore has been finished being built for now. Due to the club becoming professional manager Kévin Gauthier's goal was to retool the squad and get the best players he could. "As much as it was hard getting rid of so many who helped us achieve this new status, it was necessary as I had to make the best possible squad I could,"
Here are a few of the new players that we feel will make an instant impact with the squad. First is a defender from Olympique de Martinique, Clément Lemaire
who joined for €26k. On deadline day the club wpould pick up a striker from Argentina. The 19 year old Ruben Alves
joins on on a free from Club Atlético Adelante. He could be the replacement for Jamal Kabeu once he moves on as he is getting up in age.
We have a bunch of talent coming in top our club in the next few seasons. Due to the fact most of these players are not 18 they will have to wait until their 18th birthday to join up. Here are a few players of interest. First is Pedro Maia
who will be joining us on 19 February 2018 from Benfica (Macao). The next player we would love to highlight is Victor Alegre.
The 17 year old will be joining us on 1 January 2018 from 12 de Octubre.
Finally we would like to thank all the players released for the last few years of service. You all worked hard to get this club where it is today and you will never be forgotten. Good luck wherever your next stop may be.