Glasgow Rangers midfielder Bongani Zungu will be delighted to have been called up to the Bafana Bafana side for the upcoming AFCON qualifies double-header against Sao Tome and Principe.
But he will even be more delighted to be getting his first training session with Scottish side Rangers after his quarantine period ended on Monday evening.
The 28-year-old had to self-quarantine for two weeks after arriving in Scotland to join Rangers on loan for the 2020/21 season from French Ligue 2 side Amiens SC.
Speaking to Glasgow Times after their league victory over Livington, Rangers assistant manager Garry McAllister expressed his delight about the possibility of soon having Zungu joining the rest of the squad in training
“Zungu is still in quarantine but I think he becomes available to train with us just prior to Poznan. So that’s very encouraging. It adds to our strength in the middle of the park,” said McAllister.
The former Mamelodi Sundowns man will add value to a midfield that is already boosting some quality players with the likes of Joe Aribo commanding the midfield for Steven Gerrard’s side who have started the season on a high and remain undefeated in the Scottish Premier League after 12 games.
Rangers sit at the top of the Scottish top-flight table with 32 points after 12 games, six points above second-placed Glasgow Celtic.
Zungu might not make his debut on Thursday against Poznan in the Europa League, but could be in line to make his bow against Kilmarnock on Sunday in matchday 13 of the league.
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