Sunzu saves Sochaux again

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SUNZU MANZambia defender Stopilla Sunzu scored a late winner on Saturday to hand French Ligue 1 struggler’s Sochaux a 1-0 home win over Guingamp.

Sunzu’s diving header in the 84th minute off a midfielder Sebastian Roudet’s free kick handed Sochaux the precious three points in their battle to survive demotion.

The goal was the Zambia defenders second for Sochaux after scoring in another 1-0 win home win over Nantes on February 1.

Sunzu has now scored two goals in seven successive Ligue 1 appearances since joining second from bottom Sochaux on January 3 from DR Congo club TP Mazembe on a Euro 1 million deal.

The defender including his compatriot and midfielder Nathan Sinkala played the full 90 minutes while striker Emmanuel Mayuka was side-lined for Saturday’s game due to injury.

Meanwhile, Sochaux remain second from bottom with 18 points after 25 games played with another 13 left before their fate is known.