A good start for Souleymane Diarra and Cheick Doucouré, who makes the pair.
Like the duo Diadie Samassekou-Amadou Haïdara “Doudou” at Red Bull Salzburg or Ousmane Diakité-Mohamed Camara “Tiamantié” at FC Liefering, the two former residents of the Academy Jean-Marc Guillou of Bamako, Souleymane Diarra and Cheick Doucouré form the center line of Racing Club de Lens.
The two players started this new season in Ligue 2, in the middle of Racing Club de Lens, during his victory against Orleans (2-0) last Friday, as part of the first day.
Cheick Oumar Doucouré, is a rough diamond that needs to be polish
Author of a friendly goal during the pre-season, Cheick Oumar Doucouré (18), who revealed himself at the U17 World Cup in India, before catching the eye of the recruiters and landing at the Racing Club of Lens last winter where he was initialed a contract for 1 and a half year plus 3 years in option. He is very fast, technical, vivacious and able to trigger a strike in the middle of the race and more than 35 meters away from the opposing goal, Cheick Doucouré, is a raw dim to polish. He is a player with a very similar profile of former Malian international Seydou Keita “Seydoublen”.
Very versatile, he is able to play as a defensive midfielder, also great to create the transition beetween his defensive and offensive abilities and also on the sides for counter attack. “I started him on the last matches. He is a young person that I discover and who shows a lot of qualities, with a very good state of mind. He listens, with his physical and technical potential, he can play higher than 6, he can play everywhere, which is often the case with good players, “said coach coach Philippe Montanier.
Souleymane Diarra, the iron of RCLens
Arrived last season in form of loan from FC Ujpest in Lens, Souleymane Diarra (23), shone a thousand lights in French Ligue 2. In 29 games with the Sang et Or team, former Academy player of Jean Marc Guillou academy, has scored 4 times and created 2 assists. A performance that pushed RC Lens to lift the option until 2020 for this talent “made in Mali”. He is now one of the pillars of this formation of Lens and will be there to show the way to his younger brother Cheick Oumar Doucouré.
Souleymane Diarra and Cheick Doucouré are already known as thieves in fair, since they were formed in the same mold of the Soccer Academy of Jean Marc Guillou in Mali.
With their duo, the RC Lens hopes to join the French elite league that they left since 2015. In any case, things have started well, with the victory on the road against Orleans (2-0), last Friday, when of the 1st day of Ligue 2.