Football: FIFA Tier-1 International Friendly |29 March 2023
Seychelles settle matters with win over Bangladesh in match two
- The stalemate remains
After losing their first match 0-1 against Bangladesh on Saturday in the Fédération Internationale de Football Association Tier-1 international friendly match at the Sylhet District Stadium in Rekabi Bazar, the Seychelles national selection yesterday edged out the Bangladeshis by the same score to settle matters at one win apiece, thus maintaining the long-going stalemate between the two.
Seychelles’ winning goal came in the 60th minute when Michael Mancienne scored from the penalty spot following a dangerous tackle in the box by Saad Udin on Daryl Louis, forcing referee Thsewang Pema to reach his pocket for a yellow card, after pointing to the penalty spot.
Cool as a cucumber, Mancienne who plays for Burton Albion in England slot the ball past goalie Anisur Rahman to give Seychelles the lead.
Despite many efforts from both sides to score, the score remained 1-0 in favour of the Seychelles’ selection until the final whistle.
The trip is the team’s first international competition this year and it forms part of their preparation for the 11th Indian Ocean Island Games 2023 scheduled to take place in Madagascar from August 23 to September 3. It has been made possible with assistance from the National Sports Council (NSC) as part of IOIG preparation and the Seychelles Football Federation (SFF), the Bangladesh Football Federation is bearing some of the local cost in Bangladesh. The 23 selected players are from St Michel (6) Foresters (4), St Louis (2), Lightstars (1), Bel Air (2), Anse Reunion (1), and Bazar Brothers( 2), along with two foreign-based players from the United Kingdom, namely Michael Mancienne from Burton Albion and Daryl Louis from Abingdon United.
The Seychelles team
Goalkeepers: Joshua Vengadasamy, Alvin Michel, Romeo Padayachy.
Defenders: Danny Madeleine, Daryl Louis, Michael Mancienne, Don Fanchette, Stenio Marie, Kenner Nourrice, Juninho Mathiot, Colyn Francourt, Warren Mellie, Brandon Molle, Ramlee Pascal.
Midfielders: Jean-Yves Ernesta, Brandon Labrosse, Neil Confiance, Dean Balette, Assad Aboudou.
Strikers: Josip Ravignia, Darian Hoareau, Ryan Henriette, Dieter Constance.
Michael Delpech (HOD and team manager), Vivian Both (head coach), Bruno Saindina (assistant coach), Rodney Choisy (assistant coach), Jules Gonthier (assistant coach), Alex Nibourette (assistant coach), Andrew Michel (medical officer), Kenneth Henriette (team doctor).