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Bongani Zungu of Mamelodi Sundowns during the 2022 Carling Black Label Cup semifinal match between Mamelodi Sundowns and AmaZulu at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on 12 November 2022 © Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix.

Revealed: What Sundowns’ Rhulani wants from Zungu

It’s been obvious, Bongani Zungu’s return to Mamelodi Sundowns has been underwhelming, to say the least. What’s really been the issue?

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Bongani Zungu of Mamelodi Sundowns during the 2022 Carling Black Label Cup semifinal match between Mamelodi Sundowns and AmaZulu at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on 12 November 2022 © Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix.

Mamelodi Sundowns fans felt huge excitement and invincibility as Bongani Zungu’s sealed a return to Kabo Yellow in August.

However, football is unpredictable.

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MAMELODI SUNDOWNS: BONGANI ZUNGU UNDERWHELMS

Zungu has so far been an unfit flop. Since the announcement of the deal on 14 August, the former AmaTuks and Amiens midfielder has played just two league games.

What is going on then?

The Duduza-born player has now revealed what Sundowns coach Rhulani Mokwena is demanding from the 30-year-old.

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ZUNGU ON WHAT RHULANI MOKWENA WANTS

“He [Mokwena] played a massive role to bring me to Sundowns because I had other options,” Zungu told FARPost.

“And coach Rulani I always tell him that ‘you are always not happy’; like he wants more and more, and he told me personally before he told the media that he is not happy.

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Rhulani Mokwena, Head coach of Mamelodi Sundowns reacts during the 2022 Carling Black Label Cup semifinal match between Mamelodi Sundowns and AmaZulu at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on 12 November 2022 © Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix.

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“I knew, and I know that he demands more and more from me, and I just want to work hard, and when I do get an opportunity to play, I will do well,” Zungu concluded without giving specific details.

Meanwhile, Zungu is not really expected to start when Sundowns battle Orlando Pirates in the DStv Premiership on 31 December.

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