- Bongani Zungu landed in hot water after he praised assistant coach Rulani Mokwena for the success of the Orlando Pirates
- While he congratulated the team, Zungu failed to mention the team’s head coach
- After causing an uproar on social media, Zungu removed his comments and issued an apology
Bafana Bafana star Bongani Zungu got on the wrong side of Twitter earlier this week when he congratulated Rulani Mokwena for the Orlando Pirate’s back-to-back victories in the club’s recent matches.
Zungu’s praise of Mokwena, who is the club’s assistant coach, rubbed tweeps the wrong way because he did not mention the head coach Milutin Sredojevic at all.
In one of his tweets, Zungu claimed that “Coach Rulani” was the one responsible of returning the Orlando Pirates to their former glory.
Briefly.co.za gathered that the soccer star and tweeps engaged in heated debates online and at one point, Zungu reiterated his previous point by telling a user to ask Keagan Dolly what he things about Mokwena.
According to The Sowetan, Zungu must have been hinting that even during Mokwena’s stint with Sundowns, he was the mastermind behind it all instead of the head coach, Pitso Mosimane.
Zungu was accused of disrespecting both of the coaches, but he defended his remarks by saying that Mokwena is fully capable of directing the team on his own.
According to the soccer star, Mosimane is a very humble man who will always give credit to other people, but Zungu feels that he already knows how good he is.
When it comes to Sredojevic, Zungu has a slightly different opinion and it’s only because he hasn’t seen results from him.
After receiving a backlash over his remarks, Zungu removed his tweets and issued an apology to everyone who had been hurt by his previous comments.
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