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It's been too Lens: Titi's flash in the pan to glory Over two decades has passed since Racing Club de Lens, one of Northern France's leading sides, won their only Ligue 1 title in their history. It was back in 1998, A fine year for any Frenchman but even more so for the fans of the 'Blood & Golds'. Fast-forward to 2019 and the passionate Sang et Or faithful have endured their club in the second tier for seven of the last eight seasons, including the only season in the top flight being played away as their stadium was being renovated for Euro 2016! On top of that, last season they lost in the play-off final due to two costly goalkeeping errors and have had to watch fierce rivals Lille establish themselves as one of France's top teams, even winning the league in the same season Lens were relegated. Was 1997/98 just a flash in the pan, never to be repeated? Or will glory return to Lens... Step forward Guinean legend and ex-Liverpool cult hero (in his one and only season) Titi Camara. He spent the mid 90s plying his trade with Lens, however missed out on the title due to transferring to Marseille in the summer of 1997. After a stint away from football, last known role being Guinea's Sports Minister 2010-12 after managing the national side previously, Titi has returned to the north of France with the aim of winning Ligue 1 with Lens and lift the spirits of the Sang et Or faithful. A good skill base and reputation to start with owing to his International stardom with Guinea. Lens have some of the best facilities in France and a great following; foundations for future success. Expectations are high and promotion must be achieved within two seasons. The squad is capable of competing. However.... The Rules! As a very proud Francophone African, Titi Camara is committing to building a club fully of players and staff of Francophone African players or of African descent: The North African countries of Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco and Mauritania, for the purpose of this save, are not being classed as Francophone so it gives us the following countries as a basic from which to recruit: West Africa: Senegal, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Mali, Burkina Faso, Togo, Benin, Niger Central Africa: Chad, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Gabon, The Congo, D.R. Congo, Rwanda, Burundi South/East Africa: Djibouti, Madagascar, Comoros, Mayotte, Reunion, Mauritius, Seychelles A mass overhaul of the squad and staff is needed, so to help with this we've started on 10th June 2019. Next update will be on the revamped squad prior to the season start.