I’m very excited to have Zungu available – Gerrard


After two weeks of self-quarantine Bongani Zungu was finally able to join his new teammates in training on Wednesday to officially start his journey with the Scottish giants for the 2020/21 season.

Zungu was unveiled by Rangers club and welcomed with warm hands by the staff, players, management and all the fans of the club with many believing he will be the glue of the club’s midfield this season alongside fellow African anchor Joe Aribo of Nigeria.

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard is also very ecstatic about the midfielder’s arrival at ‘Ibrox’ in a season where the club is aiming to get back to dominating the local scene against local rivals Glasgow Celtics.

Gerrard spoke to the club’s official website about how he feels about Zungu joining the team.  “I’m very excited to have him available,” he said. 

“I think it has been a long two weeks for him in quarantine alone in a flat in Glasgow. He’s desperate to be involved so I’m sure it has been a long two weeks for the player himself. 

“He trained for the first time today, which was fantastic. We managed to get a running machine and a bike and some dumbbells to his apartment, so he has been ticking over and doing a certain level of training,” added the Liverpool legend. 

“Obviously today he’ll feel that session because the tempo was high. We trained for just over an hour so I’m sure he’ll feel that later, but he’s happy and smiling and it’s great to have him finally with us.”

Rangers face Lech Poznan on Thursday night in their second group game in the UEFA Europa League after beating Belgian side Standard de Liege in the opening day of the group stage.

In the League, the club will be facing Kilmarnock on Sunday afternoon.

The ex-Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder is unlikely to feature in the Europa League, but on Sunday he might make the squad for the first time – luckily all his paperwork has been sorted and he can make his debut at any time the club.

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