Matchday 36 of Ligue 1 between Nantes and Montpellier was played as usual. The game was won 2-0 and La Payyard were on track to take all three points. The sending camera realizes that the meeting has been canceled due to unforeseen circumstances. Winger Isiaga Sila couldn’t contain his emotions and started crying inconsolably on the pitch. Referee Rudy Bouquet and teammate Mamadou Sakho tried to put him at ease and the reason for his tears became clear after the final whistle.
How bad it is in Ligue 1.
Montpellier’s Isiaga Sylla was informed of his mother’s death ahead of his clash with Nantes.
Still, he started and played a great 3-0 game for his team, breaking down in tears midway through. Phew. pic.twitter.com/ebAkmzEWVC
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Michel der Zakarian, coach of the South of France team, visited the mixed zone and elaborated on the matter. “We found out this morning that Isiaga Shira’s mother passed away. I was very depressed. Anyway, he decided to play with us. He’s a good soldier. These are It’s a difficult thing that happens in life. Losing a mother is very complicated,” the coach told Canal+, affirming that it was the footballer’s own initiative to be present in the duel with Nantes.
Other members of the Montpellier team also rushed to support the Guinean-born man’s decision.
“It’s never been an easy moment, but he’s a great person and a great guy because he wanted to play in this game and he’s done a great job. So congratulations to him and Of course my condolences to him and his family.He has full backstage support.It’s normal for him to get a little emotional near the end of a match. I am very happy and saddened by his passing,” said midfielder Jordan Ferri.
And my colleague Kiki Kuyate concludes: “Not every player can do what Isiaga did. “He is in the club. We sincerely hope that we can share this difficult moment with him. May his mother rest in peace.” rated her performance a 5.
It’s worth remembering that the defender had already gone through a similar situation in 2019 when he learned of his father’s death during his concentration days with the Guinea team. As with Nantes, Isiaga took the opportunity to insist on his presence, score a goal and raise the commemorative shirt to celebrate against Namibia. his relatives.
Indeed, the national team authorities were the first to send public condolences to the footballer. “The Guinean Football Federation is deeply saddened to learn of the death of the mother of Siri National Guinet vice-captain Isiaga Sila. The death took place on Saturday 20 May 2023 in Conakry after an illness,” the official statement said. said in a statement.
As for him Montpellier released a photo of the footballer with a short message: “We are with Isiaga.”. Another Ligue 1 club to show solidarity with its African players was Toulouse, who issued an emotional statement. “The whole team joins Isiaga Sylla in his pain. All our thoughts are with him, and with his family and loved ones, we send our deepest condolences,” said the Guinean who played two cycles. I posted a purple box. Additionally, he championed the colors of Horoya AC, Ajaccio and Racing de Lance throughout his career.
We are with you, Isiaga Shira pic.twitter.com/L82wUaE1hZ
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