Absa Premiership

Zungu admits he was 'mad' after his failed move to Mallorca

2020-04-28 10:17
Bongani Zungu
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Bongani Zungu has revealed his disappointment at failing to secure a loan move to La Liga side Mallorca.

The 27-year-old Bafana Bafana midfielder is currently with French side Amiens and has played in Europe since leaving Mamelodi Sundowns for Vitoria Guimaraes in 2016.

After impressing in Ligue 1 this term, Zungu all-but completed a six-month deal in January, having agree on personal terms and completed his medical.

A disappointed Zungu was reported in the SowetanLIVE to have said: "Personally I was mad. I was sending messages to the [Amiens] director saying‚ 'But we spoke'," said SowetanLIVE.

"Because he called me the night before I left and said‚ 'Are you sure‚ do you want to go?' I said‚ 'Yeah‚ I want to do this'. And he said‚ 'OK‚ OK,'. And only to find out that the president of the club (Bernard Joannin) just didn't want to lose me yet.

"And‚ yeah‚ I had to come back, and I had to be in training. I think it was a Thursday‚ and we had a game on Saturday."

Zungu added that he had to be strong to put the disappointment behind him, and that is exactly what he did.

"That is very difficult mentally. And also, for the coach‚ because‚ what is he going to say to me? But‚ at the end of the day it's part of life‚ it's part of being a professional player.

"I'm strong mentally and I had to regroup‚ I had to understand that‚ 'OK‚ these things happen.'"

He added: "I regrouped. And when I came back the games I played after this whole thing I was really on top of my game‚ I was fit‚ no injuries and no pain‚ and I was killing everyone.

"The club apologised to me‚ the president‚ director‚ managers‚ they came and said‚ 'Sorry this thing didn't happen but now it's time to regroup. We need you here.'"

- TEAMtalk media

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