Ex-Chiefs highly-rated defender advises club to bring Bongani Zungu on board

A former Kaizer Chiefs highly-rated defender has advised the club to sign Bongani Zungu who was recently ditched by Mamelodi Sundowns.

Amakhosi are in the process of rebuilding a team under the new leadership of Nasredinne Nabi who has officially been named the club’s new head coach.

Chiefs are currently in Turkey for a pre-season camp and have yet to announce any new signings.

However, they’re understood to have completed the signing of Orlando Pirates left-back Bongani Sam who replaces the departed Sfiso Hlanti. He left with the club to Istanbul.

Now, Thabang Rooi, who played for the Glamour Boys between 2018 and 2021, has urged Amakhosi to sign Zungu, believing the team is in desperate need of a boost in the midfield.


“I think it can be a good move provided he doesn't relax when he gets there,” Rooi told Soccer Laduma.

“For his experience he can help the team do well because they lack experience in the middle of the park. 

“That's where the team needs to be strong. And since they are building a new team for the new season I think they should look at him. He can make a difference with his experience.

Rooi believes Zungu’s experience would be a massive plus for Amakhosi who have a number of inexperienced players in their squad.


“If you look at Chiefs at the moment there are not many players with the experience like Bongani (Zungu) has.

“Apart from playing for Bafana Bafana he has been in Europe. He played in Portugal, France and Scotland. 

“That just shows the experience he has which the youngsters at the club can learn from him. 

“You need a player like Zungu in your team. He still has a lot in him to give to our football. So, yes I think it could be a good move for Chiefs if they sign him.”

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