- SAFA president Danny Jordaan has vowed to deal with Bafana Bafana star Bongani Zungu
- Zungu was dropped from coach Molefi Ntseki's squad to face Sao Tome and Principe and his reaction was deemed to be disrespectful
- Jordaan confirmed that Zungu apologised for the transgression, but that all parties will discuss the matter further
Bafana Bafana coach Molefi Ntseki named his 25-man squad to face Sao Tome and Principe in March for two Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.
One of the surprise omissions from the list of players was midfielder Bongani Zungu.
Zungu has been playing well for Amiens in France's Ligue 1 this season and was taken aback at being dropped.
In response, Zungu tweeted the caption "Wow", and included a laughing emoji.
Following a bit of an outcry, Zungu removed the tweet, but the damage was already done.
SAFA president Danny Jordaan has vowed to clamp down on the petulant behaviour and explained that the matter will be addressed upon Zungu's return to Mzansi.
Jordaan said, “When he arrives in the country, and we have time during the lockdown... I don't want to tell you what he said but, of course, he did apologise and we will deal with the matter when he's in South Africa."
Jordaan explained that the midfielder and Bafana teammate Lebogang Phiri have asked SAFA to assist with their repatriation to South Africa.
The SAFA boss empathised with Zungu, as he struggled to process the disappointing news, but emphasised that the matter will be resolved upon his return.
Jordaan added, “So, we’ll wait until Bongani gets home, he wants to come home. His team Amiens has now been relegated, and when he comes we’ll get Ntseki and deal with the matter.”
Previously, Briefly.co.za reported that Zungu revealed how Yaya Toure inspired him while growing up.
In his youth, Zungu continously watched footage of the former Manchester City legend.
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