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Dionne: The “revenge”, the most productive year… and Apollo

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Paper and squid the transfer target of the “blue-whites”

Apollon is close to acquiring Boubacar Dione, who with this move completes the transfer window, even if no announcement has been made so far. The 27-year-old Senegalese plays mainly as a right winger, however if needed he can also help as a left winger, but also as a second striker.

Having moved to Belgium with his parents from a very young age, he took his first football steps in Zulte Waregem. In said team, although he stayed until he was 21 years old… he was not given the opportunity to become a professional footballer. Something that was offered to him by Mouscron, which he signed for the first time in 2016.

In the Walloon team he made a total of 17 appearances (14 for the first division of Belgium), one goal and one assist, however the most it is remarkable that the first goal of his career came against Zulte! He called it “something like revenge”.

In July 2022 he was announced by Lokomotiv Plovdiv, thus deciding to change performances. For his competitive profile, as he stated along the way, the championship in the Balkan country is not the best possible, but by working hard he managed to improve.

“The Belgian league puts more emphasis on tactics, while in Bulgaria they focus more on strength. For my characteristics this is not my favorite style, but my teammates helped me to adapt. I talked a lot with the coach, the video analyst and they explained to me what to do in certain situations. This helped me develop as a player”.

Indeed his performances in the last two years have clearly improved. In total, he recorded 72 appearances there, eleven goals and 13 assists, while last season was his most productive. In 35 matches he scored a total of seven goals and nine assists. As far as the regular duration of the championship is concerned, he counted seven assists, a performance that puts him in second place, along with two other players! Belgium's first division, as well as his team's participation in the league group, where there is plenty of competition. On the plus side, he's put behind him the serious injury he suffered in 2021 (he was sidelined for nearly 300 days, coming off two full years.

From there, a definitive agreement remains to be reached and officially wear the shirt of Apollo.

Source: www.kathimerini.com.cy

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