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
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