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Kalifa Coulibaly’s brace drives Nantes to victory against Bongani Zungu's Amiens

5:22 PM WAT 21/04/2019
Kalifa Coulibaly Nantes
The Mali international found the back of the net twice to help the Canaries outwit Christophe Pelissier’s men at Stade de la Beaujoire

Kalifa Coulibaly scored a brace to lead Nantes to a 3-2 victory against Amiens in Sunday’s French Ligue 1 game.

Following a goalless first-half, the Mali striker broke the deadlock in the 49th minute after he was set through by Ghana international Majeed Waris to put the Canaries on the path of victory.

Six minutes later, the 27-year-old doubled his side’s lead after benefitting from Lucas Lima’s assist.

Moments before the hour mark, Valentin Rongier scored the third goal for the hosts to help Vahid Halilhodzic’s men clinch their 11th win of the season despite strikes from Juan Otero and Cheick Timite.

Coulibaly featured for the entire duration of the game while South Africa’s Bongani Zungu ended on the losing side. The Bafana Bafana midfielder played for 59 minutes.

With the win, Nantes moved to 13th spot in the league standings after garnering 40 points from 33 games.

Coulibaly has six goals for Nantes in as many appearances and will hope to continue with his outstanding displays in their next game against Marseille on April 28.

The attacker will be looking forward to being a part of Mali’s squad to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, scheduled to take place in June and July.

The Eagles are in Group C along with Angola, Tunisia and Mauritania.