Nkanyiso Zungu

Nkanyiso Zungu is open to a loan deal for the remainder of the 2021/22 DStv Premiership season. Photo: Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

Should Amazulu sign wantaway Orlando Pirates midfielder

Njabulo Manqana believes his former club Amazulu should sign Orlando Pirates outcast Nkanyiso Zungu as soon as possible.

Nkanyiso Zungu

Nkanyiso Zungu is open to a loan deal for the remainder of the 2021/22 DStv Premiership season. Photo: Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

Njabulo Manqana believes his former club Amazulu should sign Orlando Pirates outcast Nkanyiso Zungu.

Manqana opined that Zungu would make the perfect replacement for Kaizer Chiefs-bound Siyethemba Sithebe.

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Zungu is a former Amazulu youth player, leaving the club in 2018 to join Stellenbosch FC where he impressed Orlando Pirates scouts.

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Zungu hasn’t settled at Orlando Pirates, however, finding opportunities hard to come by in Soweto.

Manqana says that Zungu would fit right in at Amazulu and is a tailor-made replacement for Sithebe.

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“They must push for Nkanyiso Zungu, he is a perfect replacement for Sithebe, he knows the culture of the club and he is not used at Orlando Pirates, bring him back,” Manqana told the Soccer Laduma.

Amazulu should do more to keep hold of homegrown talents like Zungu though, according to Manqana. The veteran wants a focus on development.

“I think AmaZulu should look at their development. There’s so much talent in KZN. Amazulu must trust their own. We’ve had challenges where players are not trusted enough here, get rejected and end up burying them in Gauteng,” he added.

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“They must change on how to manage the talent. Because KZN has so much gifted young boys. We need KZN teams, not only AmaZulu, to change their mindsets and start respecting their own by giving them whatever they deserve including financial security.

“They should push for Nkanyiso Zungu as Siyethemba Sithebe’s replacement. Hopefully they will try to keep him beyond this season.”

Amazulu want to reinforce their squad ahead of the second half of the season. However actually making signings is proving a challenge.

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