Bafana Bafana coach Molefi Ntseki has explained the inclusion of Glasgow Rangers midfielder Bongani Zungu in his latest Bafana Bafana squad.
The former Vitoria Guimaraes anchor has been surrounded by a lot of controversy in recent weeks after he breached Covid19 regulations alongside four of his teammates at his club.
Rangers dealt with the issue internally and all players involved were allowed to rejoin the team after being fined and brought in for one on one sessions with the head coach, technical team and management.
Responding to the recent events surrounding the player, Ntseki said he was pleased with how things were handled at his club and he has brought him in because of his experience and the fact that he put in some solid performances in the back-to-back games against Sao Tome ePrincipe last year November.
He continued to clarity that the player apologized for his transgressions and he is pleased to have him in the team.
“Bongani Zungu went though his club’s DC. He also sent me an apology about what happened. As a national team, we deal with discipline issues in our team. If it happens at a club, we respect how the club deals with it. We are happy to have him in the team,” said Ntseki.
In his last game game at his club, Zungu was introduced in additional time for Rangers who took another massive step towards lifting the Scottish Premiership title with a 1-0 victory away at Livingston on Wednesday night.
To ensure qualification, Bafana Bafana need to win both matches, but the worst case scenario will be avoiding defeat away at Sudan and finish second on the group by virtue of the head to head rule. The Cosafa national already defeated Sudan 1-0 on match day two. This is something the coach said he fully understands.
“We are looking for results in these two matches. It is as simple as that. We need to qualify for Cameroon and everyone is aware of that mandate.”
South Africa will host the Black Stars of Ghana on Thursday the 25th of March before playing away at Sudan three days later.
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