Tino set for competitive debut

31 Jul, 2020 - 13:07 0 Views
Tino set for competitive debut Tino Kadewere


Sports Reporter
Zimbabwe international striker Tino Kadewere is in line to make his first competitive appearance for Olympique Lyon when they face Paris Saint Germain tonight.

Rudi Garcia’s men play PSG in the Coupe de Ligue cup final at the Stade de France Arena.

The match was initially scheduled for April before being postponed following the Covid-19 outbreak.

And if given the nod, this will be the Warriors forward’s first competitive match since his arrival from Le Havre.

The former Harare City player banged four goals in his first match for Lyon earlier this month, a 12-0 hammering of lowly-rated Swiss side Port Valais in a friendly match.

When Kadewere arrived at Lyon last month, owner Lyon owner Jean-Michel Aulas described the development as one that will strengthen Les Gones ahead of tonight’s encounter and as well as the scheduled return of the Champions League.
“He stayed with Le Havre for six months and now arrives to strengthen the team as they start preparing for the Champions League and the Coupe de la Ligue final.
“He is an international, which was a very strong element in our decision, we believe in him. He will be qualified to play as soon as the first matches happen,” said Aulus then.

Kadewere joined the top-flight side from Havre in the second tier of the French where won the golden boot.

He scored 20 goals in 24 appearances before the second division was cancelled due to coronavirus with Havre finishing sixth.

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