After making his debut for Glasgow Rangers on Sunday evening Bafana Bafana midfielder Bongani Zungu has left a good impression on coach Steven Gerrard and the entire Rangers fan base.
On Sunday supporters were full of praise on social media for the 28-year-old South African who had a good first 45 minutes in the famous blue and white colours of the Scottish giants.
Gerrard’s man went into the encounter with a nine-point lead over rivals Celtic and were looking to extend the lead even further on Sunday. Celtic also won their game against Motherwell FC with a resounding 4-1 victory.
English legend Steven Gerrard had high praise for the former Mamelodi Sundowns anchor saying he did well and with time he will get better.
“Yeah look we were comfortable when he came into the game, but it was about the second half performance that demanded a top performance and standard at half time and all the way through,” said Gerrard.
“I wanted more goals and Bongani came on and kept us balanced behind the ball and kept us ticking on. He showed us his Rangers passion, his aggressiveness and his profile, so he’s only going to get better and better with time.”
The Bafana Bafana star will be hoping for more game time when the league resumes after the international break with Rangers hosting Aberdeen on matchday 15 of the Scottish League.
As we enter the international break the midfielder will be joining up with the South African national team as they prepare to host Sao Tome Principe in an Afcon 2022 qualification doubleheader.
The first game will be played at the Moses Mabhida stadium in Durban and the second will be played three days later at the iconic Nelson Mandela Stadium in Port Elizabeth.
Zungu’s debut in numbers:
Pass accuracy: 92.1%
Number of passes: 38
Long balls: 3
Fouls committed: 1
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