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Bafana Bafana and Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder, Bongani Zungu, has officially left the former African champions. Zungu, aged 31, who rejoined Sundowns after stints with international teams such as Portuguese side Vitória de Guimarães and Scottish club Rangers (on loan from Amiens) in October 2020, has yet to reveal his next destination.

Expressing Gratitude

Yesterday, Zungu used Instagram to announce his departure from the Premier Soccer League champions. He expressed his feelings by saying:

“I would like to thank Mamelodi Sundowns fans, technical team, and the President for the last two seasons. The relationship I have with the club transcends the professional realm; Sundowns will always be family to me and the entire Zungu family. I will forever be grateful for every opportunity I received. Thus, it is with a heavy heart that I announce my departure. Thank you to all the wonderful supporters who have shown me unwavering support throughout my time here. I will always cherish it. I wish the team continued success, and I know even greater achievements await you.”

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Zungu’s professional journey began when he joined the University of Pretoria from Dynamos at the start of the 2012-13 season. He played a crucial role in helping AmaTuks secure a top-eight finish in their debut PSL campaign. The midfielder leaves “Kabo Yellow” having earned a championship medal with Sundowns, despite missing out on the Nedbank Cup medal after their recent defeat to Orlando Pirates at Mbombela Stadium.

Shifts in Soccer Management

In other news, Sekhukhune United have parted ways with their head coach, Lehlohonolo Seema, a Lesotho national and former captain of the Pirates. Seema was suspended following reports of him requesting a salary increase. Despite not finishing the league with the team, he led them to a top-four finish in the DStv Premiership, marking their highest position since their PSL debut.

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Similarly, Baroka FC, a First Division team, recently dismissed their coach, Dan “Dance” Malesela. Malesela, a former Pirates captain, has been replaced by Morgan Mammila. Mammila, who previously held positions as head coach and technical director at Chippa United, is now focused on guiding Baroka FC back to the DStv Premiership. His team is currently competing in the First Division against Pretoria University and PSL team Richards Bay.

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