Bafana Bafana and Kaizer Chiefs attacker Keagan Dolly has defended his former teammate and friend Bongani Zungu’s decision to leave Amiens in France to return to Mamelodi Sundowns.

Zungu was unveiled by Sundowns last week, just before they humiliated Chiefs 4-0 in a DStv Premiership game played at Loftus Stadium.

Dolly and Zungu played together at The Brazilians under former coach Pitso Mosimane, with whom they won several trophies together and developed a personal bond as well.

Dolly, who also spent four years at French Ligue 1 side Montpellier before joining Chiefs last year, says he supports Zungu’s move and also opens up on his own reasons for returning to South Africa.

“I’m happy for him. With his experience and all the things he went through, I think he’s a good fit for Sundowns and he’ll bring something to the league,” said Dolly.

“There are different problems that we face, different situations that you have to think about, like families, you have to think about a lot of factors that make you come to a certain conclusion on where you want to be and what you want for your future.

“So, it’s not just one thing that you can say that makes us come home, there’s a lot that we think about, and sometimes it’s not just about the football, it’s about families.

“He got a newborn baby, maybe that was one of the factors, I know that was one that persuaded me [was] for my kid to grow up around family.

“Obviously people will judge, they expect us to stay in Europe and play there for long years but people’s journeys aren’t the same.

If things aren’t working out for you, you can’t force it and I don’t blame him for coming back.”


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