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FC Lorient coach hoping for Jordan Ayew impact in debut Ligue 1 season as coach

Published on: 09 August 2014
Jordan Ayew

New FC Lorient coach Sylvain Ripoll hopes to succeed on his debut Ligue 1 season as coach with Jordan Ayew’s huge impact.

Ripoll admits that changing from assistant coach to head the club is a big leap, but he will have the talent and experience of the Ghana striker.

He and Ayew will face their first test of the season away to big spenders and last season's runners-up AS Monaco FC on Sunday.

"Listen, we're very happy he's here first of all," explained Ripoll. "He's a young player, even though he has experienced a lot. He's a competitor and has great potential."

"He's just been at the World Cup so he's a young player with experience," said Lorient 'keeper Benjamin Lecomte. "We're going to need players like him this season."


This article has 5 comment(s), give your comment
  • Chu says:
    August 09, 2014 10:49 pm
    hahahaha @ fish
  • fish says:
    August 09, 2014 02:31 pm
    @Chu,you won't understand it, until hunger wallops you as a sports journalist.
  • Chu says:
    August 09, 2014 01:44 pm
    how many times would we read this Jor Ayew, impact and Lorient? enough repititions please
  • leslie says:
    August 09, 2014 12:38 pm
    I am sorry Jordan will disappoint you,like the way he disappointed Marseille and Sochaux.
  • Dasaintshy says:
    August 09, 2014 05:44 pm
    10 FACT ABOUT ZAMBIANS 1. All male kids do not circumsize and that makes them "koti boto" in our Ghanaian language. 2. They eat some food popularly known as "shima" and they eat it with cassava leaves. In Ghana they will known as "aponkye" 3. They drink so much so that, a lot of Zambians here in the USA have had their driving liscense suspended, revoked and have done some jail terms. "We call them "sagy3 am" 4. Most of the men have bad body odour and I guess is because of the penis not been circumsized. 5 They like marrying young women for wives, for example, you will see a 56yr old man with a 22 yr old wife. You can guess what these young ladies do behind these old drunkards with other men especially guys from west Africa. 6. Zambian men eat with two hands like baboons and have no table manners when they have their food. They can disgrace you very quick as an African. 7 They eat salt and sugar like there is no tomorrow. Every food they eat must either be sprinkled with salt or sugar. It is because Zambia is a landlocked country with no shores or coastal harbors. Salt and sugar is their white gold. 8.Most Zambian women would prefer to date a guy or marry a man from west Africa because they call them "trophy" when they get one. It means the west African men are more smart, educated and very civilized and we treat them better than their own. 9. "Shimanga" is a name for a girl and " mulumbi and lingashi " are names for boys. These are just examples. Very shinny names. 10. South Africa is "Zambian's America" they struggle to go to South Africa just like the west struggle to go to America. However, the South Africans even hate them so bad and more often, Zambians will tell you they are from "South Africa" . They are shy to say they are Zambians. Next week will about about our brother next door...