The flagship of the partnership between OM and the Diambars academy in Senegal, striker Bamba Dieng, nicknamed “Bamba Goal”, scored his first goal with OM on Wednesday in the Coupe de France.
What if the salvation of OM went through the youth of Marseille? Olympique de Marseille has in any case returned to success this year thanks in particular to the achievement at the end of the match of the very young Cheikh Ahmadou Bamba Dieng (20 years), who came to secure a first victory over the last eight matches, against the AJ Auxerre (2-0), in the Coupe de France. The story is all the more beautiful for this young Senegalese as the information of his arrival at the club in the last moments of the summer transfer window had gone completely unnoticed last October.
OM had not yet won over a center-forward in the profile of Pole Arkadiusz Milik, but he was recruiting a striker for the future, heading to the training center. The one affectionately nicknamed Bamba Dieng last season wore the colors of the Diambars team, OM partner in Senegal. A formation with which the one affectionately nicknamed “Bamba Goal” scored 12 goals in 14 games, which made him the top scorer in the Senegalese D1 championship.
Larguet: “I felt it was time to start him”
Due to his nature as a trainer, Nasser Larguet does not hesitate to trust young people to assume responsibilities. And when the players in question return it to him as well as the Senegalese, it is inevitably happiness in addition. We have also seen Larguet exulting on the goal of his young striker, and clenching his fists very hard to show his relief, also because the victory materialized, but not only.
“He has shown since he arrived with us as part of the partnership with Diambars, confided in a press conference the interim coach of OM, former director of training. It is one of the first elements that Sign with us coming from this academy in Senegal. He’s a boy who made a lot of effort, who worked a lot. We installed him at the start with the N2. “
It is only recently that the player comes to train with the professional group. Bamba Dieng was quick to take his marks and make a small place in the team, thanks to his performances. “I found that during the last training yesterday, he was really efficient on the reduced games that we made, said Nasser Larguet. He scored goals, was very present in the 16.50m, which we are lacking. I wanted to start him because I felt it was time. ” An intuition that paid off. This may also be the Larguet leg.