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08 August 2017

Goalkeeper Ati-Zigi’s debut for Sochaux ends in heavy defeat

Lawrence Ati-Zigi

Former Ghana youth goalkeeper Lawrence Ati Zigi had a debut to forget for Sochaux as they were defeated 3-1 by Valenciennes in the Coupe de la France round of 64 on Tuesday night. 

Ati-Zigi, who joined the side on a three-year deal from Austrian outfit FC Liefering, has played second fiddle for Maxene Prevot in the two games the club have played so far in the season.

However, the 20-year-old was given the nod in the cup competition by coach Peter Zeidler and despite his heroics in post, they were overpowered by a strong Valenciennes side.

The host went ahead in the 10th minute via Steve Ambri before Jorres Romil quickly doubled their advantage three minutes later.

Ambri scored his second of the evening after beating the hapless Ati Zigi from his near post.

Sofianne Daham pulled a goal back for the visitors but they couldn’t throw a late challenge to send the game into extra time as their dream of making an impact in this season’s competition came to an end.

@Reuben Obodai17

 



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