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Fahd El Khoumisti, behind the scenes of a comeback

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This Wednesday, US Concarneau announced the long-awaited return of Fahd El Khoumisti from Le Mans. After a few months and only eight league games in Sarthe, the 29-year-old is once again a Thonier.

Fahd El Khoumisti’s story at Le Mans was very short-lived. After a high-flying 2021-2022 season (20 goals and 4 assists), where he was voted National’s best player with US Concarneau, the striker chose last summer to sign up for two years with Le Mans. But nothing went as planned for the Franco-Moroccan.

A lack of involvement in the club’s project

Yet the idyll between the 29-year-old player and the Loire club had started in the best of ways. During the first seven days of National, the native of Mamers had scored three goals and delivered three assists. He was subsequently dismissed by Cris and then by Reginald Ray, the two successive coaches of Le Mans FC. In question, the lack of involvement of Fahd El Khoumisti in the ambitious project of the club which wanted to aim for the first places in the championship. Absent from the field since September 30, he was to be one of the major players in the Sarthoise formation, but his stay of a few months in his native region was ultimately a huge flop.

Fahd El Khoumisti back with Concarneau

While the rumor of a departure has been circulating since the beginning of October, the situation has accelerated in recent days. This Monday, Le Mans faced Châteauroux during the 13th day of National. Not listed on the match sheet, the striker posted a photo of him with the Concarnois jersey on his Instagram account. And to underline everything, Fahd El Khoumisti used a song by the PNL duo in which we could hear the phrase: “I want to go home”.

The leaders of Stade Lavallois, who were close to buying out the player’s two-year contract in order to develop him in Ligue 2, therefore understood that the striker was going to slip through their fingers. The former tuna boat has decided to return to Finistère, at US Concarneau. He should probably quickly regain an indisputable starting place in the eleven of Stéphane Le Mignan, coach whom he greatly appreciates. Everything therefore seems to be going for the best on the side of the Breton club, which still occupies first place in National.

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