Gabon's Ndong joins French side Lorient ahead of AFCON

Didier Ndong
Saturday 3 Jan 2015
Gabonese international Didier Ndong has penned a four-and-a-half-year deal with Ligue 1 side FC Lorient, the French club announced on Saturday.

The 20-year-old midfielder has played with Tunisian outfit CS SFax since the 2012-2013 season, and will represent Gabon in the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).

Lorient coach Sylvain Ripoli said they had been keen to sign the promising player before the Africa Cup of Nations.

"He's an allrounder who can play midfield forward of defensive. We felt that it was important to sign him before the AFCON," Ripoll said.

"(Ndong) could burst through to the highest level during this competition."

The former CMS Libreville player will arrive at the Brittany club after the Africa Cup of Nations.

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