THE French Ligue 1 yesterday saluted Zimbabwe international Marshal Munetsi for an impressive start to the season with fifth-placed Stade de Reims.
The 27-year-old Munetsi has featured in all of Reims’ six matches, scoring once (first half opener) in the 2-0 win over Clermont and assisting three times while also getting one yellow card.
Yesterday, Ligue 1 took to X (formerly Twitter) to laud Munetsi:
“Marshal Munetsi, the creator, 4 league goal contributions in 6 games (on fire).”
Munetsi has been in Ligue 1 since the 2019/20 campaign after two seasons with Soweto giants, Orlando Pirates in the South African Premier Soccer League.
With one goal, Munetsi is joint-third at Reims, behind Teddy Teuma with three goals and Mohamad Daramy (two).
The three assists in six games put him joint-second with Moses Simon of Nantes, Takumi Minamino of Monaco and Le Havre’s Josue Casimir.
Monaco’s Caio Henrique leads the charts with four assists.
Munetsi’s assists came against Marseille on the opening weekend on August 12, providing J Ito with the opener after 10 minutes, but they eventually lost the match 2-1, and then both in Reims’ 2-1 win at Lille on Tuesday.
In Tuesday’s win, Munetsi assisted Mohamed Daramy with a headed pass from a corner in the 12th minute and then from open play four minutes later, allowing Keito Nakamura to blast home from the centre of the box.