Bafana Bafana international Bongani Zungu looks to be edging closer to a return for Amiens this season.
Zungu is yet to feature for Amiens so far this season, due to Covid-19 related travel issues, but he has since began working his way back to full fitness.
Tough return for Zungu
Zungu has since has endured a torrid time so far this season, having not been able to take to the field for Amiens. The lanky midfielder returned to the French club late from pre-season and which set him behind the others. He was obliged to quarantine as per Covid-19 regulations.
That, however, was not the only reason Zungu was isolated, with the player also believed to have been trying to force a move away from Amiens, who are now campaigning in their second season in French Ligue 2, after being relegated from the country’s topflight.
Was seen being reintegrated
However, in late September pictures began to emerge of Zungu being with his teammates, in what seemed to signifie that he was being reintegrated back into the club’s first team fold. “Ben 10” as he is affectionally known, also spent time away from Amiens last season, with a loan spell at Scotland giants Rangers.
Although that particular loan spell did not quite bare the fruits that Zungu would’ve wanted on a personal level in terms of game time, it did however, yield a league title for the player and the first Rangers had won in 10 years. The former Mamelodi Sundowns player would’ve also had the honour and privilege of being coached by Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard who played in the same position with such aplomb.
Now back in training with Amiens
Now back at Amiens, Zungu will have just six months left on his existing deal with the club in January, and will be free to negotiate with any club of his choice from there. But the player’s immediate objective would undoubtedly be to get back on to field of play and play competitively for the first time since April 28.
Pictures below courtesy of Amiens show that Zungu is well on track to make a return: