Zimbabwean international midfielder Marshall Munetsi was last week named in the French Ligue 1 Team of the Week by the renowned French newspaper L’Équipe.
That was after the former Orlando Pirates player’s outstanding performance for Stade de Reims during their 1-1 draw with Olympique Lyon last Friday.
Munetsi (24), made 62 touches, two key passes, two tackles, most interceptions (eight) and also won six out of 12 duels, as well as the most clearances (nine).
In recognition of Munetsi’s wonderful performance, L’Équipe, which is one of the most influential newspapers in France subsequently named him among the best 11 for matchday 29, with a rating of 8 out of 10.
In a statement on their official website, Munetsi’s club, Stade de Reims said:
Dominant in the midfield with no less than eight 8 interceptions, 9 balls recovered (match record) or 62 balls played (SDR record), Marshall Munetsi joined the 11 Team of the Week for the first time this season!
Reports indicate that Manchester United legend, Wayne Rooney, who is now Derby County coach, tried to sign the Zimbabwean midfielder in January.
Meanwhile, Tinotenda Kadewere came off the bench to nod in a Memphis Depay cross deep into stoppage time to secure a share of the spoils for Lyon.