Haug and Kamanzi cup winners with Toulouse

(Nantes – Toulouse 1–5) With goalkeeper Kjetil Haug (24) from Halden and Warren Kamanzi (22) on the bench, Toulouse crushed reigning champions Nantes en route to the club’s first ever cup trophy.


In front of a packed Stade de France, Toulouse needed just half an hour to decide the Coupe de France final:

Midfielder Logan Costa needed just ten minutes to score twice against reigning champions Nantes.

And then Thijs Dallinga couldn’t get any worse – the left flank set up both the third and fourth of the night for Toulouse.

Kjetil Haug had had a very quiet day at work – but after 75 minutes the keeper had to see himself beaten from the penalty spot, as Ludovic Blas reduced the score to 1-4 and sparked little hope for Nantes.

Those hopes were immediately dashed four minutes later, when Zakaria Abouhlal beat 5-1 to secure Toulouse’s first major trophy. At the same time, Haug and Warren Kamanzi were the first Norwegians to win the Coupe de France.

NOTE: Toulouse FC won the Coupe de France in 1957 – but this team merged with Red Star Olympique in 1967 and is not to be confused with modern Toulouse FC.

CUP MASTER: Goalkeeper Kjetil Haug, far left in the picture, cheers for the gold cup.

Kjetil Haug has not played a single league game for Toulouse this season but has started all of their cup games. The 24-year-old signed from Vålerenga in the summer of 2022.

Warren Kamanzi from Trønder came to Toulouse in Januaryafter a very good season in Tromsø, but sat on the bench the whole game.

Former Haugesund player Mikkel Dessler played the entire final for Toulouse.

Toulouse have won Ligue 2 on three occasions, most recently last year.

EARLY CELEBRATIONS: Before the break, the celebrations started in Toulouse.

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