Confederation of African Football (Caf) competitions |06 September 2022
La Passe, St Michel start African adventure
Seychelles Premier League sides La Passe and St Michel will start their 2023 African adventure this weekend with the first leg of their preliminary round matches against opponents from Comoros and Equatorial Guinea.
Competing in the Total Energies Confederation of African Football (Caf) Champions League, Premier League champions La Passe travelled to Comoros at 5.45pm yesterday to play their preliminary round away leg match against the island’s Volcan Club de Moroni on Saturday September 10 at 4.30pm.
St Michel, on the other hand, will play home against Inter Litoral Academy of Equatorial Guinea in Mauritius on Friday September 9 at 5pm at the St. Pierre/Côte d’Or National Sports Complex at Côte d’Or.
This will be their first leg preliminary round match of the Total Energies Caf Confederation Cup.
St Michel are playing their home game in Mauritius as improvement work on Stad Linite that would allow it to be certified for international matches, is yet to be undertaken.
As a result, La Passe too will have to play their return leg home game abroad. They will travel to Mauritius after the Comoros game to host Volcan Club de Moroni on Friday September 16 at Côte d’Or.
St Michel’s away game against Litoral Academy will be played on Saturday September 17 at 3pm (local time} at the Estadio de Mossan in the town of Edebiyin, Equatorial Guinea. They will travel to Equatorial Guinea on September 13.
Both Seychelles sides have high hopes for their forthcoming encounters and have prepared the best they can despite having had to cope with the hardships brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic.
La Passe delegation:
Goalkeepers: Basil Esther, Ian Ah-Kong, Dave Mussard.
Defenders: Derold Mussard, Shane Archille Ernesta, Don Fanchette, Hiroy Jupitor, Helton Monnaie, and Jean-Yves Choisy.
Midfielders: Afandi Aboudou, Rihno Michel Randriamanjaka, Stan Fanchette, Assad Aboudou, Damio Ladouce and Rodrick Rose.
Strikers: Nomenjanahary Florent Rajaoniasy, Brandon Fanchette, Jean Aimarthelin Ratianaridimby, and Craig Cedras.
Officials: Dolor Ernesta (head of delegation), Cliff Pirame (team manager), Fred Moise (assistant manager), James Barra (head coach), Marius Fanchette (assistant coach) Serge Ernesta and Gaitan Dana Rose (physiotherapists).
St Michel delegation:
Goalkeepers: Alvin Michel and Christopher Legaie.
Defenders: Sam Shane Hallock, Ramlee Pascal, Julio Brown, Kenner Nourrice, Yannick Manoo, Anjatiana Marlyn Ravoatrarilandy, Keren Sinon and Gillio Suzette.
Midfielders: Nigel Hoareau, Neil Confiance, Iary Mahaosy Del Pierrot, Imra Jastin Clovis Raheriniaina, and Eli Nelson Sopha.
Strikers: FrancisRafaralahy, Josip Ravignia, Leeroy Coralie and Raj Anacoura.
Officials: Denis Rose (head of delegation), Bernard Denis (assistant manager), Nigel Moustache (head coach), Dereck Agathine (assistant coach), Juan Michel (physiotherapist), Henny Dufrenne (assistant coach) Michael Delpech (manager) and Ralph Jean-Louis (technical advisor).