Spotted! The Bafana Star Back After Injury Nightmare
Bafana Bafana star Bongani Zungu has been spotted back on the field as he comes back from injury in Europe, with Stuart Baxter likely to be a happy man.
The 26-year-old hasn’t played since sustaining a serious injury while playing for Amiens back in September, and there had been doubts about whether or not he would be available for selection ahead of the vital African Cup of Nations qualifier with Libya this month.
Zungu, however, was back on the field over the weekend for Amiens’ reserves in the National 3, playing 60 minutes as they went on to win 1-0 and he got some solid game time under his belt.
Now, with around 20 days – and two Amiens games – until Bafana’s crunch clash in Tunisia, Baxter will no doubt be in contact with the midfielder and his club to see whether the former Mamelodi Sundowns man can be in contention for the travelling squad.
Meanwhile, Keagan Dolly is also back on the field for Montpellier’s reserves as he also continues his comeback, and it is thought that both could be potentially available as Baxter looks to pick the strongest squad possible for the game against the Libyans.
Bafana need a draw in order to secure their place in Egypt later this year, and the head coach won’t be wanting to take chances with his selection with a place at the AFCON directly on the line.