Ligue 1 side Lyon on Monday confirmed the 3-year contract extension of their strategic partnership with Senegalese 1st division side Dakar Sacré Coeur.
A partnership that began in 2015 had initially been scheduled to run until last month, but both parties were happy to continue.
The partnership has so far resulted in OL signing two players from Dakar: 22-year-old attacking midfielder Ousseynou Ndiaye, who currently plays for Lyon’s reserves and 19-year-old defender Abdoulaye Niakhate Ndiaye, who also remains on the club’s books.
Matthieu Chupin, President of AS Dakar Sacré Coeur, had the following to say on the deal:
“Since 2015, Lyon and Dakar Sacré-Coeur have developed a sporting and human project of a very high quality. A number of synergies are at the origin of this wonderful story. Our two clubs, in different contexts and levels, share the same economic and social ambitions to serve high performing sporting projects. In the end, our partnership is a magnificent daily example of the richness of multi-culturality.”