21 year old potential Malian international midfielder Lamine Fomba has made a step up after he left French Ligue 2 side AJ Auxerre to join Ligue 1 outfit Nimes.

Fomba came through the ranks of Auxerre and made 28 league appearances last season with them.

For the first time in his career he is leaving his boyhood club and hopes to continue his progress at Nimes.

He was born in France and is of Malian descent. He has played six times for the French U-18 national team and was part of their U-17 team for the 2015 FIFA World Cup, making two appearances in the tournament.

He is still eligible to play for the Eagles of Mali.

Muambo Edward