Rangers star Bongani Zungu believes that his international career is over under current South Africa coach Molefi Ntseki – and admits that he respects the decision to leave him out.
Zungu had a public falling out with the manager in March and hasn’t featured for the Bafana Bafana since, including this week’s internationals against Zambia and Namibia.
With 29 caps to his name, Zungu confessed he will be focusing on making a success of his Ibrox career as he insisted there are “no hard feelings.”
“For me it’s clear. I’m not part of Ntseki’s vision, I’m not part of his plans,” Zungu said, as quoted by the Scottish Sun.
“Perhaps I’m not good enough for his team.
“There are no hard feelings. I get the message and I respect it.
“So, I won’t focus my energies on that. I’m going to focus on my new team and in the coach that believes in me.”
While it might not be what the player wants, the end of his cap career could actually end up benefiting Zungu at Ibrox as he seriously cuts down on travel.
If he performs as well as is hoped at Rangers, he may well end up forcing the South Africa boss to go back on his decision and pick him anyway rather than miss out on an incredibly talented player.