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Sports News of Tuesday, 19 March 2019


Baba Rahman named MoTM in Stade de Reims win over FC Nantes

Baba Rahman was outstanding in the game Baba Rahman was outstanding in the game

Ghana defender Baba Rahman emerged the most valuable player on Sunday after inspiring Star de Reims to a 1-0 win over FC Nantes.

The left back staged another admirable performance for Stade de Reims as they pipped FC Nantes in the French Ligue 1 on Sunday afternoon.

A 59th minute striker by Rémi Oudin was all that the home side needed to make their fans happy at the Stade Auguste-Deluane.

Baba displayed, yet again, another wonderful outing in a game that could have seen him provide two beautiful assists in the first half.

The Chelsea loaned teared off from the Reins defence with a beautiful combination with Remi Oudin under just give minutes into the game to set up a beautiful through pass for the opener but the ball was fired wide.

Baba again swivelled his way through the Nantes defenders and was brought down in the 18-yard box in what was a clear penalty call but the referee ignored leaving many, including the commentator of the day, at bay.

The Ghanaian kept his back safe and pushed on with several crosses but the hone side failed to capitalise.

The second half of the game saw Baba in a relatively more defensive role after FC Nantes brought on Enoch Kwateng to slow down his numerous attacks.

The win shot Stade de Reims to joint 5th position with Saint-Étienne with ten matches to end the season.