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Rulani’s Optimistic Update On Zungu’s Recovery From Face Cut

Rulani's Optimistic Update On Zungu's Recovery From Face Cut | diskidaily.co.za
Rulani’s Optimistic Update On Zungu’s Recovery From Face Cut

Mamelodi Sundowns head coach Rulani Mokwena provides an update on Bongani Zungu’s injury

Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder Bongani Zungu was forced to exit the game during the first half of the team’s 1-1 draw against Golden Arrows due to a bad cut on his face sustained during a match at the Princess Magogo Stadium on Wednesday night. The injury occurred when Zungu was contesting a corner kick and collided with an Arrows player, leaving him bloodied and requiring immediate medical attention.

Medical staff from Sundowns quickly rushed to Zungu’s side to clean the blood from his face and subsequently signaled to the coach, Rulani Mokwena, that Zungu could not continue playing. As a result, the South African international was stretchered off the field.

Arrows capitalized on Sundowns’ disadvantage as they were down to 10 men with Zungu off the pitch, and Ryan Moon took full advantage by scoring the opening goal of the match in the first half, meeting Divine Lunga’s cross, who is currently on loan from Sundowns. Mokwena replaced Zungu with Sipho Mbule, who entered the field and scored a crucial header late in the game to help Sundowns secure a point.

Mokwena provides an update on Zungu’s injury

In a recent interview with iDiski Times, Mamelodi Sundowns head coach, Rulani Mokwena, provided an update on Zungu’s injury, stating that the player sustained a deep cut just underneath his eye and that his face was slightly swollen.

Rulani's Optimistic Update On Zungu's Recovery From Face Cut | diskidaily.co.za
Rulani’s Optimistic Update On Zungu’s Recovery From Face Cut

Zungu, who had recently returned from injury, started his first league game of the season but was only able to play for 25 minutes. Despite his early exit, Mokwena praised the efforts of his team, including Sipho Mbule, Siyabonga Mabena, Lebo Maboe, and Terrence Mashego, who all put up a strong fight during the game.

Looking forward to the future

The game marked Zungu’s first appearance playing club football in KwaZulu-Natal since suffering a leg injury against Maritzburg United in 2016 when he was playing for Sundowns before joining Vitoria Guimaraes in Portugal.

Sundowns, who have now drawn three successive DStv Premiership matches since being confirmed as champions with seven games to spare, will now turn their focus to the upcoming Nedbank Cup quarterfinal against Stellenbosch FC, which will take place on Saturday in Cape Town.

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