Bongani Zungu's Amiens side have been dealt a hammer blow in their bid to have their recent relegation from Ligue 1 overturned.
Amiens' relegation was confirmed last month when the French Football Federation (FFF) and Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP) announced that the 2019/20 Ligue 1 campaign had been prematurely ended due to the coronavirus outbreak.
On 9 June, a court ruling suspended the LFP's decision to relegate Amiens and Toulouse and directed that the structure of the country's two top divisions be reconsidered in light of the cancellation of the season.
In light of that ruling, the LFP met to discuss proposals to expand the Ligue 1 to 22 teams – thereby allowing Amiens and Toulouse to remain in the top flight – and unanimously voted against expanding the league, per GFFN.
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The decision is yet to be ratified by the General Assembly but serves as a hammer blow to the two clubs' hopes of avoiding relegation, although Zungu may be unaffected after being linked with a move away.