Zungu’s Rangers crowned Scottish champions


Bafana Bafana midfielder Bongani Zungu has won the Scottish league title with Glasgow Rangers.

The Scottish side clinched the title after local rivals Glasgow Celtic failed to get maximum points against Dundee on Sunday afternoon.

Rangers have 88 points from 32 games while Celtic trail by 20 points after playing the same number of games.

Steven Gerrard’s side has been living under the shadow of their neighbours and last won the league 10 years ago. It has taken the arrival of the English coach for fortunes to turn around at Ibrox and their long wait for glory has finally come to an end.

On Saturday, Rangers romped to a 3-0 win against St. Mirren and needed Celtic to draw or lose against Dundee. Earlier this season, St. Mirren had knocked the Gers out of the League Cup in what remains their only defeat in all competitions this season.

The Scottish club is still in the Europa League having beaten Royal Antwerp 9-5 on aggregate to progress to the last 16 of the competition. On Thursday evening, they travel to Czech Republic to face Slavia Prague in the first leg of the last 16 before hosting them a week later at Ibrox Stadium.

Zungu has featured in 18 games in all competitions for Rangers. He has played 13 league games, but has only managed to make one start so far.

It is still uncertain whether the former Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder will get a permanent deal at Ibrox, but he will be pleased to win his first trophy since moving abroad. He came close to winning the Portuguese Cup while he was in the books of Vitoria Guimaraes, but they lost 2-1 against Benfica back in 2017.

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