It was the beginning of the GFA epic. On March 6, 2021, on their lawn at the Grangettes stadium and in front of empty stands due to the Covid, Fatsah Amghar’s men fell the Annecy neighbor. A victory in the round of 16 of the Coupe de France on penalties (6-5) of the Blues against the Reds of FC Annecy. The starting point of an adventure which would see the GFA rise to the semi-final and fall, with honors, against AS Monaco (1-5).
Seven months later, we take (almost) the same ones and start over. The draw for the 5th round of the Coupe de France offers football fans in Haute-Savoie a new duel between GFA and Fécé. But this time, the Annecy people arrive in good shape. At the head of the National championship, they will find the Albanian club with the firm intention of washing away the affront of last winter. “When I think back to this defeat it still hurts me”, cowardly smiling Jonathan Ruque. “It will be a big match and this time we will do everything to win this derby “, pursuing the defender of FC Annecy.
As for the GFA, the club remains on two consecutive defeats in National 2. The coach will also have to deal with many absences. “The roles are reversed, recognizes Fatsah Amghar. We are on a negative dynamic but we will be competitive for this match against Annecy. “ For this reunion, the public will be present this time. The Stade des Grangettes should even fill up with nearly 2,400 spectators.
This match is an opportunity to bring together all the region’s football enthusiasts “- Luc Chabert, co-president of GFA Rumilly Vallières
It’s very enthusiastic to be able to play this competition “- Laurent Guyot, FC Annecy coach
- GFA Rumilly Vallière – FC Annecy, start of the match at 6 p.m. at the Stade des Grangettes in Rumilly