There were reports that former Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder Bongani Zungu could be on his way back to Sundowns come January transfer window. The midfielder left Sundowns by the end of June this year to join his new team Victoria Guimaraes in Portugal. Bongani is still yet to play an official game for the Portuguese side. He is now doing well in France. He is now serving a red card with Bafana Bafana which he got in a match against Burkina Faso.
Sundowns’ coach Pitso Mosimane is looking forward to have Bongani back to the team on loan if he struggle to get game time for his new side as they are looking forward to possibly defend their league title. Zungu just recovered from an injury and is still fighting for a place in the starting lineup for Victoria Guimaraes.
According to reports from Portugal, Bongani is ready to fight for apposition in his team and is not thinking about coming back to South Africa as he feels he has done enough to prove to South Africans that he needs a move to Europe and also do the same.
Come January and Bongani is still fighting for a place in Portugal, that is when Pitso and Sundowns management will come in and ask for Bongani to play for them. The defending champions are not taking things lightly in the new season as they were over beaten by Bidvest Wits in the MTN 8 final and also struggled against Chippa United in the league and MTN 8 semifinals.
Another factor for Sundowns trying to lure Zungu back is that they have trimmed their squad in a way that they are now a predictable side and every team knows how they play. Zungu could be a missing link in the midfield as Sundowns have struggled to keep the ball for a longer period in the middle of play.
Fans cannot wait to have Zungu back in the team again and they are currently wishing him good luck for his new venture in Portugal, but they also miss him at Sundowns and his return would be welcomed.
Sundowns can now forget about Zungu as he is doing well in France and destined for greater heights in Europe.