Black Cats Have Their Own French Connection

Last updated : 28 January 2013 By Tott Dixon - Seaham

Kader Mangane and Stephane Sessegnon faced each other regularly while playing in France.


Kader Mangane: “I know Sessegnon from playing against him in France and usually he did well against me!

“Now we’re playing together, which is much better.

“Everyone’s speaking to me in English and that needs to get better.

“But it’s important to come here and help me settle that there’s some players who can speak to me in French. Alfred, Sessegnon and the goalkeeper Simon as well.

“Listen, I’m training hard every day to be ready to play for the team.

“Hopefully, I can get in the team as soon as possible.

“My fitness is OK, but it will get a lot better once I get used to the games here.

“When you’re playing at Rennes, you get used to playing against top players so I’m confident I can get up to speed again here.”