OGC Nice is pleased to announce the extension of Dante for an additional season. The captain will wear the red and black colors during the 2023-24 fiscal year.
It’s a love story that has lasted since 2016 and will continue to be written over the next financial year. A story between OGC Nice, its captain, its city and its supporters. At 39, the “Commandante”, almost 250 games with an eagle on his heart, is back for a season. “Sportingly and humanely, its extension was obvious, salute Jean-Pierre Rivère. Our relationship goes well beyond the contractual aspect: from the moment he wanted to continue, the question did not even arise and he was certain that we would quickly reach an agreement. Dante is a role model, on and off the pitch. We are very lucky to have him with us. He was always there for us and we will always be there for him. »
“He is a leader and, above all, an immense competitor”supports Florent Ghisolfi sports director of the Aiglons, before continuing: “He approaches every practice and every game like a champion. He passes that on to others. On a daily basis, it is very precious. But experience is not everything and our choice is above all a sporting choice. Dante has been performing very well this season. He chained every 3 days, without ever weakening, missing only two meetings due to suspension. His presence reassures others. It brings us a lot of guarantees. He perfectly embodies the requirement and the identity that we want to imprint on the team and, more broadly, the requirement and the identity of the club. »
“Extending again is a great source of pride, appreciates for his part the captain. I also feel great gratitude. It’s also thanks to my teammates who challenge me every day. It makes me happy and constantly pushes me to think about how to help them progress. I dream that we will have a successful 2023-24 season commensurate with what the club and its supporters deserve. I thank everyone and I will give everything to achieve our goals. »
“ONE / Two”: meeting at 5 p.m. on OGC Nice TV
On the occasion of the announcement of his extension, Dante made an appointment with Constantin Djivas in the bowels of the Allianz Riviera. For almost an hour, the captain opened up to the OGC Nice commentator like never before, on his relationship with the club and football.
This first issue of “Une / Deux” will be broadcast at 5 p.m. this Friday on the OGC Nice YouTube channel.