Former Orlando Pirates Midfielder Opens Goal Account for 2023/24 French Ligue 1 Season in Stade Reims Victory Over Clermont
The accomplished Zimbabwean international Marshall Munetsi, a key player of Stade Reims for the past four years, demonstrated his flexibility by scoring his first goal of this season.
Munetsi made a calculated decision to play a more offensive role against Clermont Foot, which immediately helped his team take the lead.
Just 17 minutes into the match, the 27-year-old sportsman confidently scored from close range to firmly establish Stade Reims’ advantage. With a second goal just before the final whistle, Mohamed Daramy subsequently sealed the team’s victory and the triumphant home victory.
AFTER SCORING, THE FORMER PIRATES STAR SAID
Overall, the former Orlando Pirates anchorman gave Stade Reims a strong performance.
After losing to Marseille 2-1 in the season opener, that was their first victory of the year.
“Great team performance, Stade de Reims, to get our first win of the season at home. We keep going #GodIsGreat,” reads the post.
Munetsi recently agreed to a contract extension that will keep him with the squad through the end of the 2026–2027 season.
The steady and committed midfielder was acquired in 2019 from Orlando Pirates, a time period with few successes.
In the previous season, Munetsi was the second player on the field to log the highest distance travelled, recording an astounding 13.7 kilometres in a single match.
Additionally, the French club pledged to give R 1900 to his Zimbabwean foundation. For the term of his contract, this monetary contribution will be given for each kilometre he travels.
Munetsi was also nominated for the Marc-Vivien Foé Award in 2023, a prestigious honour given to the best African player competing in French Ligue 1.
He also accepted a position on the FIFPRO Global Player Council, which gives active players a forum to voice their issues.