Serge Souchon-Koguia

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Serge Souchon-Koguia
Personal information
Full name Serge Michael Souchon-Koguia
Date of birth (1987-10-12) 12 October 1987 (age 30)
Place of birth Central African Republic
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2010 FC Marmande 47 0 (0)
2010– 2011 Etoile FC 36 (0)
2012 Tanjong Pagar United 11 (1)
National team
2011– Central African Republic 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 November 2011

Serge Souchon-Koguia (born 12 October 1987) is a Central African Republican footballer who had last contracted to Tanjong Pagar United in the Singapore S.League. He plays as a Midfielder, and has represented the Central African Republic on two occasions, both in 2011.

Career[edit]

Souchon-Koguia signed for Etoile FC in 2010. He made his debut during the 2010 S.League season against Albirex Niigata (S) in a 0–0 draw.

In 2012, he move to Tanjong Pagar United after Etoile FC withdrew from the S.League citing youth commitment reasons.

Controversy[edit]

Souchon-Koguia was involved in the controversial match for Etoile FC against Hougang United which was called off before kick-off when an all in brawl erupted during the pre-match warm up.[1] Details of the fracas are sketchy, however it is believed the fight started when Souchon-Koguia's team-mate, Hadama Bathily entered the Hougang's warm up area to retrieve a miss-kicked ball. Bathily then attacked Hougang's assistant coach Hasrin Jailani after it was claimed by Bathili that he was racially abused by Jailani. Both teams then rushed to defend their respective team members where the fight escalated.[2]

The Football Association of Singapore set up a disciplinary committee to investigate and punish the individuals responsible for causing the melee. Both clubs received $10,000 in fines, of which $5,000 was suspended until the end of season. 3 Hougang members, including the assistant coach received fines and suspensions. Souchon-Koguia himself, received a 5-match ban, and a $1,500-dollar fine for committing an assault on Hougang player Basit Abdul Hamid.[3]

International career[edit]

In 2011, Souchon-Koguia was called up to the Central African Republic national football team for a friendly against Malta on 11 August 2011.[4] He played the full 90 minutes, in which Malta ran out 2–1 winners.

Souchon-Koguia was called up for a second time, by CAR manager Jules Accorsi, this time for a crucial 2012 African Cup of Nations qualification match against Morocco.[5] The Central African Republic, who at the time were tied with Morocco on first, needed to win the game in order to progress through to the 2012 African Cup of Nations, however a 0–0 draw would see them finish 2nd in the group,[6] after losing to Algeria in the next match, in which he was not called up for.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rajadurai, Abraham (24 May 2011). "S.League match called off before kick-off". Asia One. Retrieved 17 November 2011. 
  2. ^ Abdul Aziz, Sazali (27 May 2011). "Etoile player: I slapped the coach because..." The New Paper. Retrieved 17 November 2011. 
  3. ^ "Disciplinary Committee verdict on Hougang-Etoile clash announced". S.League. 21 June 2011. Retrieved 17 November 2011. 
  4. ^ "Malta vs Central African Republic". SBS The World Game. 11 August 2011. Retrieved 18 November 2011. 
  5. ^ Kobo, Kingsley (25 August 2011). "Central African Republic name African Cup of Nations qualifying squad for Morocco". Goal. com. Retrieved 18 November 2011. 
  6. ^ "Central African Republic vs. Morocco 0 – 0". Soccerway. 5 September 2011. Retrieved 18 November 2011. 
  7. ^ "Algeria vs. Central African Republic 2 – 0". Soccerway. 10 October 2011. Retrieved 18 November 2011. 

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