Bongani Zungu is a South African professional soccer player who plays as a midfielder for Mamelodi Sundowns and the South Africa national team.

Age

The South African footballer was born on the 9th of October 1992. As from July 2023, Bongani Zungu is 30 years old, however, he will be turning 31 in just few days to come.

Club career

Having joined the University of Pretoria from Dynamos at the start of the 2012–13 season, Zungu helped AmaTuks to a top eight finish in the club’s debut campaign in the PSL.

At the end of the season it was announced that Zungu would be joining Mamelodi Sundowns in a swap deal, with Buhle Mkhwanazi and Siyabonga Ngubane joining University of Pretoria.

Zungu suffered a hairline fracture of the shin in a 3–2 win over Maritzburg United, ruling him out for up to twelve weeks.

Despite missing most of the second half of the 2015–16 season, Zungu had the perfect send off from Sundowns with the club lifting the PSL title in May of 2016.

On 20 January 2016, Zungu’s agent Steve Kapeluschnik confirmed that he would be joining Portuguese side Vitória de Guimarães upon the expiration of his contract at the end of the season. After a season in Portugal, Zungu moved to French club Amiens.

Zungu signed for Scottish club Rangers on loan from Amiens in October 2020. Rangers secured an option to sign him permanently for a £2.7 million transfer fee.

In February 2021 he was one of five Rangers players fined by Scottish police “for attending an illegal gathering of 10 people in a flat” in breach of lockdown rules during the COVID-19 pandemic in the United Kingdom.

International career

Zungu made his debut for South Africa in a 2–0 win against Burkina Faso on 17 August 2013. He scored his first international goal against Swaziland on 15 November 2013, with South Africa winning 3–0.

Personal life

In July 2014 Zungu was a victim of a hi-jacking when a group of armed men made off with his car outside his home in Duduza.

Salary and Net Worth

The South African footballer is currently the highest paid player at Mamelodi Sundowns. He is reportedly earning around R700 000 per month at the Chloorkop based side.

He has a Net Worth which is also estimated to be around R20 Million.

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