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Club Statement

Published on the 28 October 2011 à 14:20

Olympique Lyonnais is delighted to announce new contracts for three young academy graduates in France international Yassine BENZIA, Malian Sidy KONE and Switzerland's Kevin TSIMBA.

- At just 17 years of age, Yassine BENZIA signed his first professional contract with OL,  until 30 June 2014. He scored 36 goals last season with the OL U18's and shined at the U-17 World Cup in Mexico, finishing second top scorer with five goals.

- Full senior Mali international Sidy KONE has signed his first professional contract with OL until 30 June 2015. At just 19, he has become a member of the first-team squad and made his Ligue 1 debut against Brest in August.

- Midfielder Kevin TSIMBA, joined the academy in 2010 , and has signed a trainee contract until June 2014. Just 17, Kevin TSIMBA is a U17 Switzerland international.