Foreign managers filled the boxes at the “Hristo Botev” stadium. Turkish clubs had sent emissaries for the central attacker of the “yellow and black” – Antoine Baroan.
The Frenchman was crossed out at the beginning of the campaign by the former coach Stanislav Genchev. However, the new mentor Dusan Kerkez rehabilitated him. He entered the derby having scored 7 goals in 8 games. The 23-year-old Baroan’s contract expires at the end of the campaign. That is why Botev wants to extend it, although until a few months ago they were looking for a way to release him.
However, Antoine is not the only player of interest. So are Nigeria’s youth internationals Ume Emmanuel and Tochukwo Nadi. The latter was on the bench against Lokomotiv.
The actions of the star of the “black and white” Giovani Marquez were also kept under the eye of foreign scouts. In 15 rounds, the Brazilian had 7 goals and 7 assists. With his strong performance, he was the basis of Lokomotiv’s excellent start to the campaign, writes “Tema Sport”.
A transformed Botev totally outplayed Loko, but he never won the big derby in Plovdiv
0:0 at College, Baroan’s goal disallowed for offside