Bongani Zungu not panicking over Amiens' Ligue 1 relegation threat


Bafana Bafana midfielder Bongani Zungu is confident he can help his club side Amiens survive the relegation battle taking place in Ligue 1.

Amiens are currently in 16th position with 33 points from 34 games, four points ahead of Caen, who are currently in the play-off spot – third from bottom.

With just four games remaining, Zungu returns at a tough time in the season from an eight-month spell on the side-lines through a knee injury.

However, the 26-year-old insists he is mentally ready to help the team secure their place in the French premier division and feels no pressure over the situation.

“I have to know that I need to help the team and mental strength will be key. I’ve grown used to everyone here and I feel like everyone, from the fans and everyone, likes me.

“So, mentally I’ve grown very strong and I’m ready for the challenge. Personally, I don’t feel any pressure and our team is [positive].

“I feel like it will come, and in the last few games we’ve looked better and sharper, we’ve just been very unlucky, so we just have to push a bit harder in the remaining games.”

After drawing 0-0 with Lebogang Mothiba’s Strasbourg over the weekend, Amiens are set to welcome Keagan Dolly’s sixth-placed Montpellier in their next encounter this Sunday (15h00).