Coronavirus: Mostefa’s huge rant over the stop of amateur football

Mehdi Mostefa deeply regretted this Thursday the very likely stoppage of the season for amateur football. The former Algerian international passed through Lorient or Bastia, now a National 2 (D4) player, criticized the lack of consideration for the lower divisions.

Not yet official, the very probable stoppage of the season for amateur football is already causing a great reaction. In particular Mehdi Mostefa, for whom the words Noël Le Graët do not encourage optimism because of the evolution of the coronavirus epidemic in France. While preparing to resume with Béziers in National 2, leader of Group D at the time of the shutdown, the 37-year-old midfielder hit on the possible white season in a message posted this Thursday on social networks.

“Yesterday, D-8, we learned that we were once again deprived of practicing our profession, railed the former player of Bastia, Nîmes or even Lorient. Perhaps some people think that amateur football does not not generate enough money, that we do not have the same importance as the upper divisions. It is just outrageous! “

Mostefa: “There should be a common solidarity”

After several months of hiatus, the championships finally seemed on the way to a return to normal. Unlike Ligue 1, Ligue 2 and National 1, the fourth division of French football should therefore again be a victim of Covid. An untenable situation for Mehdi Mostefa who is one of some 1,000 players under contract in N2 and would thus like to receive the same consideration as in the upper echelons.

“Never forget that all the professionals of today come from the amateur world and that you condemn future generations, again let go of the Biterrois. He should, in my opinion, have a common solidarity so that, beyond the stakes , everyone is staying in the same boat, so that everyone can practice their passion, to be able to play football in the open air… “

Amateur football unites to challenge the stoppage of the season

After months of doubt, the French Football Federation seemed in favor of a resumption of the sports season … before the Ministry of Sports was very pessimistic. Herald of a suffering amateur football, Mehdi Mostefa then received the support of several other players like Livio Nabab.

Former of Caen or Auxerre, the one who now plays at US Granville has cracked a “it’s scandalous” in response to the rant of the Algerian. Ditto for Alexy Bosetti, who targets Roxana Maracineanu even more clearly, and for Ousmane Sidibé.

Although not directly concerned by this potential interruption, the defender of Red Star (N1) tackled “the real circus” of the management of competitions in times of health crisis by the public authorities. Faced with decisions that could upset amateur football, its actors hope to be heard.

Jean-Guy Lebreton Journalist RMC Sport

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