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Bongani Zungu Departs Sundowns

  • June 14, 2024
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Bongani Zungu Departs Sundowns

In a surprise move, Bongani Zungu announced his departure from Mamelodi Sundowns on social media on Friday. The news sparked disbelief among fans as his exit wasn’t anticipated.

“I want to express my sincere gratitude to the Mamelodi Sundowns fans, the technical team, and the President for the past two seasons,” Zungu said in a heartfelt message.

“My connection with the club goes beyond the professional level. Sundowns will always be family to me and the entire Zungu family. I’m incredibly grateful for every opportunity I was given. It is with a heavy heart that I announce my departure.”

Zungu thanked the passionate supporters for their unwavering backing throughout his time with the club. “I’ll forever be thankful for your amazing support,” he expressed. “I wholeheartedly wish the team continued success. I know even greater achievements lie ahead for you. Thank you, KBY . I can’t express my gratitude enough.”

The 31-year-old midfielder leaves Sundowns after a successful two-year spell, during which he secured two league titles and the African Football League trophy.

Zungu’s departure from Sundowns marks the end of his second spell with the club. He rejoined Sundowns in 2022 after a stint with French side Amiens, which was relegated to Ligue 2.

Zungu’s first tenure at Sundowns lasted from 2012 to 2016, where he was signed from the University of Pretoria. During that successful period, he played a key role in securing two league titles, a Carling Knockout trophy, and a Nedbank Cup win.

However, his most recent stint with Sundowns ended on a disappointing note. His last appearance for the club, the Nedbank Cup final, in the closing minutes, Relebohile Mofokeng slipped the ball through Zungu’s legs before finishing past Ronwen Williams. He made a significant contribution, featuring in 142 matches across all competitions and scoring one goal.

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