The race against time is on. AS Poissy (N2) now knows the date of the presentation of its file before the appeal commission of the DNCG (National Directorate of Management Control) of the Federation. The leaders will meet at the FFF premises on July 4. The Yvelines club was initially excluded from the national championships by the financial gendarme of French football on May 23. The debt amounts to approximately €260,000. This exclusion of AS Poissy (ASP) comes at a time when the city of Yvelines will welcome PSG next month in its new training center. A situation that would necessarily damage the image of the municipality. The ASP does not give up and therefore hopes to regain its place in the 4th national level.
Tuesday late afternoon, a meeting at the initiative of Karl Olive, the deputy (Renaissance) of the 12th constituency of Yvelines, also former mayor of Poissy and president of the ASP, was held at the town hall in the company of the mayor (LR) Sandrine Berno Dos Santos, the legal direction of the town hall, the ASP steering committee, Three former presidents and some friends of the club. Proof that the situation of the football club does not leave insensitive the city of Yvelines.
"This meeting was very constructive, I talked about the problems and they were attentive," said President Olivier Szewczuk. I am a craftsman and I manage a club on a voluntary basis. I didn't go crazy about the players, we have had the same payroll for several years. We traveled by minibus, we took cheap meals ... There have been a lot of wins this season and therefore bonuses for the players and the staff of 20 people. »
With the overhaul of the amateur championships (5 relegations from N2 to N3 this season), the ASP had to build a competitive team to maintain its place in the 4th national level. The Yvelines club has indeed not had the madness of greatness since it had this season the 9th payroll of group A (out of 16 teams). He finished his championship last Saturday in 6th place.
The president of the ASP since 2017 will summon in the coming days the parents of the 800 licensees of the club to explain the situation. "I have nothing to hide, I have shown naivety, too much kindness but never embezzlement," he insists. I trusted friends who promised to put money in. And the loss of some sponsors has led us to this deficit. I am talking to several partners who could join us. I was on the phone with one of them yesterday at midnight. »
The ASP therefore has one month to prepare for this call. But, all the players will not wait for the decision of the DNCG to stay or not in the Yvelines. Only two players, midfielder Samba Dembélé and striker Amadou Konaté, are still under contract next season as well as coach Walid Aïchour and his assistant Malik Rouag. "We are aware that players are going to leave. They have had a remarkable season and will have no trouble finding a club," concludes Olivier Szewczuk.