Posted On Wednesday, 17th April 2013
Ghana defender John Boye will be eyeing his first title in Europe on Saturday when his club Rennes face St. Etienne in Saturday’s Coupe de la Ligue final.
The Black Stars defender has been pivotal for Rennes this season scoring some vital goals for the club as they reached the final of the league’s cup.
Now he will get the chance to play in his first final since moving to Europe and also the chance to win his first title in Europe as his compatriot John Mensah is doubtful because of injury.
St. Etienne’s bid to end a spell of more than three decades without a major trophy may dominate the headlines because of their pedigree.
The Bretons have the chance to make history this weekend, but their recent form does little to inspire confidence.
While Saint-Etienne are unbeaten in all competitions in 2013, Frédéric Antonetti’s side have gone eight games without a win and have won just twice in 12 matches since beating Montpellier 2-0 in January’s Coupe de la Ligue semi-final.
But it is worth remembering that Rennes come into this weekend’s final looking to win silverware for the first time since their Coupe de France triumph of 1971.
Rennes last appeared in a major final in 2009 when, as favourites, they lost 2-1 to regional rivals Guingamp, of Ligue 2.