Much-hyped ex-Gers star’s career continues post-Ibrox nosedive amid reports of homecoming
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Ex-Rangers star’s post 55 nosedive continues amid reports of homecoming

Ex-Rangers star Bongani Zungu has failed to reach his much-hyped potential in the European game and he could be set for a return to South Africa.

The Bafana Bafana international, 29, spent last season on loan at Ibrox and was part of the squad that managed to lift the club’s legendary 55th league title after an unbeaten league campaign.

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But things didn’t quite work out for Bongani Zungu at Ibrox and the player struggled to break into the Rangers side before his departure at the end of his loan from Ligue 1 Amiens.

Playing 20 games for Rangers in total, the midfielder’s contribution to the season might’ve been small and since returning to France he has struggled to make an impression.

Rangers turned down the reported £2.7m option-to-buy for the midfielder and Bongani Zungu struggled for fitness in France at the beginning of the season.

Ex-Rangers midfielder Bongani Zungu linked to South Africa return

Making only 10 starts in Ligue 2 – and playing 13 games in total – it appears that Bongani Zungu is going to leave Amiens when his deal expires in the summer.

Now, according to the South African a return to the country could be on the cards with two leading sides interested in the player.

Kaizer Chiefs are said to be leading the hunt with Mamelodi Sundowns – the clubs at which Bongani Zungu made his name – also linked in a potential homecoming.

It’s symbolic of the midfielder’s downturn in form and a return to South Africa would perhaps tell the story of a player whose ability was never quite realised.

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Bongani Zungu arrived at Rangers amid much hype – mostly from South African football fans – but he never quite managed to make an impression.

In fact, the 30-times South Africa capped midfielder’s time at Ibrox was overshadowed by an infamous Covid-19 breach that ended the player’s season prematurely.

Meanwhile, an ex-Rangers coach is now reportedly set for a top job south of the border.

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