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Premiership

THREE BACK FROM FULL INTERNATIONAL DUTY

20 Nov 2020
football
Dayle Coleing, Bastien Héry and Gaël Bigirimana
As well as a number of players on Northern Ireland U21 duty the Danske Bank Premiership was well represented on the senior stage with three of our overseas imports turning out for their respective countries during the latest international window.
 
Closest to home was Glentoran keeper Dayle Coleing who took his place between the sticks for his native Gibraltar in their UEFA Nations League games with San Marino and Liechtenstein.
 
Playing the full 90 minutes in both games, he kept a clean sheet in the scoreless draw with the La Serenissima, and retained his place in the starting XI for the Liechtenstein clash a few days later. Another draw (1-1), the point was enough for Gibraltar to top their group and gain promotion to League C.
 
And it was a successful week for Coleing's Oval team-mate Gaël Bigirimana too. The Burundian captained his nation to a 1-1 draw in the first game of their African Cup of Nations qualifying double header against Mauritania before providing an assist for one of the goals in the 3-1 return victory a few days later.
 
Meanwhile, Linfield's Bastien Héry was also in African Cup of Nations action for back-to-back games against Côte d'Ivoire. He started, and played 50 minutes in the 2-1 defeat in Abidjan and was an unused substitute in the 1-1 draw between the nations five days later.