Bongani Zungu becomes second South African to score in Ligue 1

The Bafana Bafana midfielder marked his return to the Unicorns' line up with a strike in the 65th minute

Amiens and Bafana Bafana international midfielder Bongani Zungu became only the second South African player to score in a Ligue 1 match after Thabang Molefe.

Making his return to the starting line-up after recovering from a minor injury, Zungu doubled his sides lead in their impressive 2-0 win over Metz at the Stade Saint-Symphorien on Saturday as the Unicorns stretched their unbeaten league run to an impressive six matches.

Senegalese attacker Moussa Konate grabbed his fourth of the campaign when he opened the scoring via a header from a Bakaye Dibassy cross in the 29th minute. 

Zungu then added his sides second with a stunning finish from a distance to open his Amiens account since arriving on transfer deadline day from Portuguese side Vitoria Guimaraes.

In the 65th minute, the 25-year-old received a pass from Congolese international Gael Kakuta from outside the box, he cut into his stronger right foot and curled a stunning effort around the goalkeeper to secure the three points for Christophe Pelissier’s men. 

The win saw Amiens moving up the table to 10th after a stuttering start to the campaign.

With this goal, Zungu became only the second South African player to score in the French top tier after Molefe who scored for Le Mans in their 5-1 thrashing by Paris-Saint Germain on the 18th of October in 2003. 

The midfielder would then join the growing list of African stars who take to social media to send special messages to victims of slavery in Libya. 

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