Diedhiou’s SAS Epinal eliminate Nantes from cup
January 22nd, 2013
Famara Diedhiou, one of the professional players managed by Lazz Sports in France, was on the winning side again last night as his team SAS Epinal continued their giant-killing French Cup run with a sensational victory on penalties against FC Nantes.
After scoring the winning penalty to eliminate Cup holders Lyon in the last round Diedhiou helped his side to another win, as the Championnat National (third division) club overcame their second division opponents on penalties, following a 1-1 draw. The win puts SAS Epinal through to the last 16 of the French Cup.
It was a special occasion for Diedhiou as he trained with FC Nantes when he first arrived in France early 2011. Nantes had an option to sign him but the deal never went through and he is currently on loan at SAS Epinal from FC Sochaux.
Photo: SAS Epinal’s cup run continues. Photo courtesy of www.fff.fr