RC Lens will travel to Strasbourg this Sunday (1pm). For this match, Franck Haise decided to do without the services of Arnaud Kalimuendo. The reasons for the absence of the Lens striker have been revealed.
Arnaud Kalimuendo rejected by RC Lens coach
RC Lens was beaten by FC Metz (2-2) in the last matchday and will try to win again this Sunday. The Sang et Or travel to the Meinau to face RC Strasbourg. Franck Haise did not include Arnaud Kalimuendo in the 20-man squad for this match. The player on loan from PSG is one of the stasifactions of the Sang et Or with his 7 goals and 5 assists. According to Lensois.com, the coach of Lens does not want to take risks with his 19-year-old striker. The young forward had received a blow to the knee against Metz. If he trained normally despite pain, his coach decided to let him recover this Sunday.
A big absentee back against Strasbourg
Kalimuendo forfeited, Franck Haise will be able to count on an offensive reinforcement of point against Strasbourg. Ignatius Ganago is back in the group after nearly two months of absence. His last appearance was on January 21 during the defeat (0-1) against OGC Nice, his former club. The Cameroonian has 5 goals and 2 assists this season. In case of victory, the Artesian club would consolidate its 5th place after the defeat of Marseille (3-0) at the Allianz Rivera. The Sang et Or are currently equal on points with Marseille.