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Zungu Scores In French Cup

Bongani Zungu has made his second appearance of the season for Amiens’ first team and converted a penalty to help his side progress in the French Cup.

The midfielder featured in an unfamiliar role at centre-back and saw his side progress on penalties against minnows Linas-Monthlery.

Despite having several players absent due to Covid-19, Amiens were leading 3-0 after 53 minutes but Linas fought back to a 3-3 draw after 90 minutes.

The game went into extra-time and penalties, with Zungu converting a spot kick in the shootout that saw Amiens progress.

Zungu himself said some of his side’s players thought the game was over when they were leading 3-0 but praised the side’s spirit.

“I think we lost concentration. I think some thought the game was over, but it’s football,” he said, as per le11hdf.

“I would like to salute Linas because they gave us a good match with a good fight. I know it’s a presumed inferior team, but we can only learn from it. We had already experienced this against Guingamp. 

“This is something we must not forget to improve. It’s football, it’s never over. Today, the most important thing for us is to move on to the next round. 

“At 3-3, we just motivated each other to continue. On penalties, we knew that our goalkeeper could stop penalties.”

It was only Zungu’s second appearance for Amiens in 2021/22 after he also featured in the previous round against Guingamp.

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