Kaizer Chiefs are in the process of revamping their midfield and that could take them to Mamelodi Sundowns’ Bongani Zungu, a previous target!
It was never a secret that Chiefs were interested in Zungu, and were rumoured to be ready to bring the player back to the country while he was still in France.
When the player finally left his French club Amiens SC, it was thought that Chiefs were going to pounce on Zungu. Amakhosi supporters were spamming the club’s various social media platforms in the hope of having the player sign for their team. The lanky midfielder himself had been teasing a possible move at times, posting himself on video calls with Keegan Dolly, a close friend of his from their time at Sundowns and Bafana Bafana.
What made matters even more interesting was that Chiefs had just sanctioned a deal to bring Dolly back from the country after his contract expired in France, the previous season. It has a lot of fans hoping that the club were actually planning to do the same for Zungu. To their credit, it is thought that they really did. According to reports, sporting director Kaizer Motaung Jr had several meetings with the deep-lying playmaker. It is then said that Amakhosi ended up giving up on their pursuit for the player after accepting that they would not be able to meet his personal demands
That is when Sundowns came in and pounced, with the great relationship Zungu has with coach Rulani Mokwena helping to get the player back to Chloorkop, where the player penned at three-year deal with an option. But having seem very little game time last season, due to fitness issues and injuries, that may have opened up a window for Chiefs to try and lure him to Naturena, according to Soccer-Laduma.
CHIEFS TO LURE ZUNGU FROM SUNDOWNS?
“In a surprising turn of events, Soccer-Laduma has been led to believe that Kaizer Chiefs could revisit their interest in Bongani Zungu. But it would take something sensational to lure the Bafana Bafana away from Mamelodi Sundowns. It will come as a shock, but Siya sources have indicated that Chiefs would still love bring Zungu to Naturena, although at this stage, this is a move that seems near impossible, considering how much Downs value the player. The transfer window only slams shut on August 31 and this could be a developing story worth keeping an eye on over the coming days”
Unfortunately for any Chiefs that would be hoping to see Zungu in their new Kappa jersey this season, I would advise you not to hold your breath.