Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder, Bongani Zungu, is on the verge of full fitness and should be ready to depart the club to join his new team in Portugal.
The 23-year-old was in fine form for the Brazilians, securing a regular starting role in Pitso Mosimane’s team, but suffered a fractured shin against Maritzburg United on 30 January, which kept him out for the rest of the season. He had already agreed a deal to move to Portuguese club, Vitoria de Guimaraes FC, shortly before the injury and he now says that he is close to returning to the pitch.
“The injury has disturbed my progress but I am getting there now,” he told the Siya crew. “I am eight out of 10 now, which means I am very close to full fitness.”
The former University of Pretoria midfielder went on to discuss his preparations for his move abroad.
“I have about four to five weeks before I join the team in Portugal and I know I will work on my fitness and be ready for preseason training with my new teammates,” he continued. “I am excited that I will finally realise my dream of playing in Europe. It's a dream come true for me.”
Bongani Zungu made 17 appearances for Sundowns in 2015/16, scoring once and assisting two goals.