Burkinabe Coulibaly joins Paris FC on loan from Le Havre

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Burkina Faso international Yacouba Coulibaly has joined struggling Ligue 2 outfit Paris FC from Le Havre on a six-month deal.

The left-back’s temporary purchase represents the first signing of Rene Girard, who officially joined the Paris outfit on Monday.

Coulibaly, 25, left Paul Le Guen’s seventh-placed outfit for the 19th-placed side, who have won just once in their last five games.

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The defender was part of the Burkina Faso group that defeated Ghana 1-0 in the third-place match at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon, a game he featured in for 83 minutes.

Coulibaly trained with his new teammates for the first time on Monday, and will hope to make his Paris FC debut on Friday, when Girard’s troops face ninth-placed Sochaux.