- Bafana Bafana ace Bongani Zungu revealed how Yaya Toure inspired him while growing up
- In his youth, Zungu continously watched footage of the former Manchester City legend
- Zungu also explained the reason for his midfield versatility
Former Mamelodi Sundowns star Bongani Zungu was once a darling in Mzansi, but has made a name for himself in Europe.
The 27-year-old is performing admirably for his French side Amiens SC in Ligue 1 and recently revealed how he was spurred on to greater things while a youngster.
Zungu revealed that former Ivory Coast legend Yaya Toure was his inspiration while growing up.
Zungu explained, "I can say Yaya Toure was the biggest influence. He was very influential in terms of when he was on the pitch and the things he did."
The revelation was shared following Zungu's interview with Get French Football News.
Zungu added, "Barcelona back in the day, and then when he was at [Manchester] City, even when I became a professional football player, because I'm the type of player that invests a lot of time in football."
Zungu also admitted how he admired Toure's versatility in different positions and this also inspired him to specialise in more than one role.
The Bafana star revealed that he started his professional career as a number 10, but that he learnt to play in a more defensive role at Sundowns.
For more news related to the soccer star, Briefly.co.za reported that Zungu turned 27 last year.
In our article, we shared five interesting facts about the Bafana Bafana ace.
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