- Bongani Zungu will join Scottish Premier League giants Rangers on loan for the rest of the season
- Zungu transferred from Amiens to Rangers for the 2020/21 season with the option to make the deal permanent
- The 27-year-old midfielder will be working under one his childhood heroes, Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard
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Bongani Zungu has finally joined the Rangers following a long transfer saga. The 27-year-old Bafana Bafana midfielder will get the opportunity to work with Steven Gerrard, whom he has credited as one of his childhood heroes.
Zungu moved to Rangers from Amiens on loan for the 2020/21 season but he has the option to make the deal permanent by the end of the season.
Taking to Twitter, the Scottish Premier League giants confirmed the news. The post was captioned:
"#RangersFC are today delighted to announce the signing of @BafanaBafana internationalist Bongani Zungu on loan until the end of the season, with the Light Blues holding an option to make the deal permanent next summer."
Take a look at the post below:
Gerrard opened up about the decision to sign Zungu and he said:
"Bongani fits the profile of player that adds further strength and depth to our midfield. We made it clear that we wanted a player who will enhance our squad and starting XI. We believe Bongani does this."
Zungu trended on Mzansi social media after the news broke and South Africans wished him luck on his new journey. South Africans also expressed how proud they are of the 27-year-old football star, who is flying the SA flag high overseas.
Twitter user, @BrianMpofus, commented:
"Please give our boy armband, he deserves it more than anyone in that squad."
In other sport-related news, Briefly.co.za earlier reported Pitso Mosimane led his new team Al Ahly to victory during their first match with him as their coach. Al Ahly saw themselves achieving a 1-0 victory over the opposing team, Al Mokawloon, in the Egyptian Premier League on Sunday night.
Pitso, who is the former coach of South African team Mamelodi Sundowns, was signed to Al Alhy last week, replacing the team's former coach, Rene Weiler. His new venture comes very shortly after he led Mamelodi Sundowns to victory during the Premier Soccer League games.
Speaking at the post-match conference, Pitso can be heard asking everyone not to get ahead of themselves since he is very new to the team. He also joked that he had found a hospital ward there, asking people to pray for him.
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