A raft of South African football fans have promised to begin following Rangers as a reported move for Bafana Bafana midfielder Bongani Zungu nears completion.
The passionate African football crowd have high hopes for the 27-year-old midfielder and are excited about the player’s prospective move to Ibrox.
Joe Crann is now reporting on Twitter that the move is “edging closer” and medicals/work permits aside, it is “looking good” for the midfielder.
Bongani Zungu edging closer to joining Rangers from Amiens in France.
I’m told it’s a deal worth €4m, with the player agreeing to a 3+1 contract at Steven Gerrard’s Gers.
— Joe Crann (@YesWeCrann) July 28, 2020
The reported move to Rangers was then reported on by South African sports broadcaster Robert Marawa, who tweeted the news to his 1m followers.
This is almost double the 546.5k followers the official Rangers Twitter account has.
Marawa believes the move will be finalised in the next 48 hours.
🔴 BREAKING NEWS 🔴@BonganiZungu08 will no longer play in France for Amiens as his now former Club have agreed to a transfer to Scottish giants Rangers for €4M on a 4yr contract!!! Steven Gerrard will be his new Manager…All to be finalized in the next 48rs.#MarawaScorpions
— robertmarawa (@robertmarawa) July 28, 2020
As a result, there was an outpouring of support for the move as the player prepares to join up with Steven Gerrard’s team.
Rangers here we come. Ta Rob what's thier Twitter handle💥💥💃💃💃🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/AXemg9MjEC
— Fakade (@Fakade_C) July 28, 2020
Congratulations to Zungu… When is their season starting?
— Shimaninki 🇿🇦 (@Shimaninkillale) July 28, 2020
Here we come at Rangers pic.twitter.com/xOV4ir8yUi
— Stix_Mteto (@StixMteto) July 28, 2020
Rangers sesikhona pic.twitter.com/c0U6yK2fd6
— XE/5050🐸Town (@Lefty_Nobangula) July 28, 2020
South Africans need to follow that team with immediate effect. pic.twitter.com/2rdR1X4DBb
— Bra_Mathibela (@BRA_MATHIBELA) July 28, 2020
— Modanho 🗯 (@SandileMazibuk9) July 28, 2020
— 🇿🇦 (@MusaJula_) July 28, 2020
— Mfundo 🇿🇦 (@Mhayise_Sedana) July 28, 2020
— Ngwenya (@stimo_100SA) July 28, 2020
Yess masiba follow nakanjan pic.twitter.com/ikiMM8nFbj
— Aphiwe Phike (@AphiwePhike) July 28, 2020
The good spirits of the South African fans and their attitude towards Zungu will be a major positive for Rangers fans who know little of the player.
It also highlights the potential marketing benefits of the move with Zungu clearly amongst the most popular players from a country of close to 60 million people.
Bongani Zungu has 29 caps for the South African national team, scoring four goals.