Zungu admits Bafana heartbreak


Bongani Zungu has broken his silence over the recent Bafana Bafana snub.

The midfielder, who plays for French side Amiens SC, was left out of the Bafana squad that was due to play Sao Tome e Principe in back-to-back Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers this month.

“Bongani Zungu has been in and out because of injuries so we felt maybe for this Fifa week let’s give him time to spend at his club so hopefully by the end of the season he will be fit and ready to be considered for Bafana Bafana‚” the Bafana coach explained Zungu’s omission at the time when he announced the squad.

Zungu reacted with a “wow” to the news that he was snubbed and the explanation thereof.

The 27-year-old footballer has since released a video in which he admits that he was “hurt” to be left out of the squad.

The former Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder also admitted that he was warned by his family and business manager Steve Kapeluschnik not to comment, but switches to IsiZulu in the video so Kapeluschnik doesn’t understand what he’s saying.

Ntseki told Independent Media that he wasn’t impressed with Zungu’s utterances.

“We announced the squad after sitting for eight hours to come up with the 25 and 50 players we selected. If every player has to react like Bongani Zungu, we wouldn’t be giving a good picture of the relationships we have with our players and our clubs.

“There are other players who felt they deserved selection but were not called up. They are probably feeling the same way but didn’t react the same way,” Ntseki stated.

By Tiyani wa ka Mabasa 

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