Eish: Bongani Zungu's Market Value Tanks, Now Worth Less Than Some PSL Players

Eish: Bongani Zungu's Market Value Tanks, Now Worth Less Than Some PSL Players

  • Bongani 'Ben 10' Zungu's value was once worth R100 million at the peak of his career but the numbers have drastically decreased
  • The 28-year-old midfielder's form went down when he joined Steven Gerrard's Rangers and he got into trouble
  • Not only did his form tank, but Zungu's reputation was also ruined for his bad behaviour while at Glasgow Rangers

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South African footballer Bongani Zungu has had a tough spell recently in his career and his current worth is now starting to reflect it. The former Mamelodi Sundowns player was poised to have a great career after he moved to Europe but now things are different.

After leaving Mamelodi Sundowns, Zungu went off to Portugal and then moved to France. However, in the short space of two years, things have drastically changed for the player and he's not rated as highly as he once was.

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Bongani Zungu, Glasgow Rangers, market value, Amiens SC, Ligue 2
Bongani Zungu's market value is no longer what it once was. Image: @FARPostZA
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Zungu began his professional career at the University of Pretoria before joining Mamelodi Sundowns in 2013. 'Ben 10' became one of the hottest midfielders in the Premier Soccer League while with the Brazilians, according to The South African.

While at the Portuguese outfit Vitoria Gumaires, Zungu shon for the reserve team and this led to him securing a move to Amiens SC who were playing in the French top flight, Ligue 1, at the time. Zungu was a key figure for the club and made many appearances.

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The decline of Bongani Zungu's form in European football

Amiens ended up getting relegated but Zungu did not feature much for the club as he was injured. He then move to Rangers and was managed by Steven Gerrard. His spell there was a bit messy as he ruined his reputation by going to a party and breaking Covid-19 protocol.

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Zungu's value has now tanked from R100 million to R17 million according to Transfermarkt.

Bongani Zungu spotted in Mzansi wearing Gucci from head to toe

Briefly News previously reported that Bafana Bafana's Bongani Zungu is looking all sorts of fine in his latest post on social media. It looks like the midfielder is back in South Africa after he posted an interesting picture of himself standing in front of a Nedbank ATM.

As for his playing future, things are very much hanging in the balance for Bongani. He hasn't been getting a lot of playing time for Rangers and was even linked with a move to Kaizer Chiefs ahead of the CAF Champions League final.

Fans couldn't help but speculate what could be going on if Zungu is back in South Africa. He could just be enjoying some downtime in the country but everyone wants to know what his next move will be.

Source: Briefly News

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