“Can’t wait to get started”

The former Reims striker joined OL this summer to take a step forward and win titles. The first, the Trophée des champions, will probably apply to the new Haitian national team, on Sunday against Paris SG (21:00).

It will be one of the highlights of the 2023 Trophée des Championships pitting double title holders Olympique Lyonnais against Paris Saint-Germain at the Stade Aube in Troyes on Sunday 10 September (9pm, Canal+ live). . Just 20 years old – she celebrated her birthday on August 17 – returning from her first World Cup in Haiti, Melchie Dumornais joined OL after two remarkable seasons at Stade de Reims, marked by his election to the post. “Discovery of the Season” and a spot on the 2022-2023 D1 Arkema Standard Team (main photo). An account of his feelings and ambitions.


will play two seasons with Stade de Reims


goals and eleven assists in the cup and D1 Arkema


goals in three games against OL last season


selection Haiti (twelve goals, eleven assists)

What was your state of mind as a young OL player when several European and American clubs wanted to sign you?
I am very happy to join this club, it has always been my dream. I am happy to realize this today. It is true that other teams also wanted me, but one of my dreams was to wear the shirt of Olympique Lyonnais. I worked for it and it’s done. I hope to be on the pitch soon to help the team win titles. I chose OL because it is a great club, it was also my dream to be among the best, play against the best and win trophies.

How was your integration?
It went very well, I was very well received by the girls and everyone. I am very happy about this reception because I will be able to be in good conditions and achieve good performances on the field. True, it changes a lot both in the intensity of training and in the requirements set here, as well as in the new competitions in which I will play as the Women’s Champions League and competitions. But it is going in the right direction and will allow me to progress faster.

Photo OL.

What are your goals for this season, also personal?
I keep the same goal of being decisive for the team. I have the same mentality and the same ambition as OL: to progress, to always be better in every match and to win all the trophies that can be presented together. The goal is to win every game with this club, it’s a challenge for me to be part of this group and win with the team. I’m also here to learn with experienced players so I can progress in my career.

The first trophy won will be won on Sunday evening. You followed these OL-PSG games and how did you feel before the actress’s progress?
These are always big matches that we watch, of course. It’s always an honor to play against OL, to try to reach their level, to give my best and, for me, to score against my dream club. (three times in three games last season). This time I will be with OL. It won’t be easy because PSG is a big team, just like OL, but I will play this year to win the first trophy at my new club. This adds even more excitement to the week before the start of the league season. I can’t wait to get started and continue this title.

Fight with Vicki Becho OL-Reims on May 27 in D1 Arkem (photo by Baptiste FERNANDEZ/Icon Sport).

This season was also special with your first World Cup, the first in Haiti too…
It was very important for me and the country to participate. Unfortunately, we didn’t win any games. (1-0 defeats against England, future finalists, 1-0 against China and 2-0 against Denmark) but the most important thing was to be there. This is also part of my goals that I want to give to my country.

Champions trophy winners

Reflections on Morocco

After the serious earthquake that occurred in the region of Marrakesh, Morocco, on the night of Friday to Saturday, the FFF decided to observe a moment of contemplation in honor of the victims of this disaster, before this Champions Trophy.

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