Munetsi signs for Stade Reims

Marshall Munetsi is the latest PSL player to make a high-profile move to Europe with the Orlando Pirates utility player signing for French Ligue 1 side Reims.

Munetsi, who can play in either defence or midfield, is only 22 and appears to have a bright future ahead of him. It has been a meteoric rise for the Zimbabwean, who joined Pirates in July 2016 from NFD side FC Cape Town.

“First and foremost‚ I would like to thank the Chairman and management for all the support they have given me ever since I arrived at the club‚” Munetsi said in a statement released by the club.

“I came here as a young boy but now I leave as a man. I would also like to thank the coaches‚ my teammates and most importantly the fans of this wonderful club for all the love and support they’ve shown me.

“As I turn the page to a new chapter in my football career‚ I look forward to the new challenge this presents but as I move forward I can never forget my roots … Once a Pirate‚ Always a Pirate!”

The Buccanneers have a history of selling players to Ligue 1 sides, with Kermit Erasmus joining Stade Rennes in 2016 and Lyle Foster moving to Monaco in January.