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Players to Watch: Olivier Kemen

Name: Olivier Kemen Image result for olivier kemen     Age: 20  years old (20 July 1996 )

Nationality: Related image Image result for cameroon flag               League: Image result for ligue 2       Club: Image result for gfc ajaccioGFC Ajaccio (on loan from Lyon)

Position: CM/DM              Foot: Right footed Image result for RIGHT FOOT FOOTBALL            Height: 176 cm, 5’9

Market Value: £680,000                 Contract until: 30.06.2017

He only has 12 first team appearances to his name but whenever you watch him play its hard not admire him as a player. His athleticism and on the field intelligence is quickly noticeable and at only 20 years old, possesses all that is required in a first team player. However, his struggles to break into Bruno Génésio squad have been detrimental to his development early on in his career.

Now with his recent loan move to Ligue 2 side GFC Ajaccio, he has been given a chance for consistent playing time for the first time in his career and he is relishing in the challenge. In his 8 appearances so far on loan, he has only been on the losing side once. And has already notched 2 goals and 1 assist in the past 2 games which is impressive considering the fact that this is not where his key strengths lie.

As a player, he is more of defensive minded ball winner, a team player and whose versatile enough to play in countless different positions. His preferred role is the central midfield role and that is where he can utilise his athleticism and passing ability to be a complete all action midfield general. Now at GFC Ajaccio, he has been given the freedom to play his preferred role and is already showing to be a level above the 2nd tier. Even, if his career at Lyon doesn’t work out, he will certainly will a good buy for any clubs looking for a player on the verge of becoming break out star.


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