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Jordaan: Zungu has apologised

Bongani Zungu (Gallo Images)
Bongani Zungu (Gallo Images)

Danny Jordaan says Bongani Zungu has apologised to Bafana Bafana coach Molefi Ntseki over comments he made following his omission from the most recent national team selection.

The 27-year-old Amiens midfielder was left out of the squad to play Sao Tome e Principe in Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers in March.

The matches were ultimately postponed as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, but not before Zungu criticised Ntseki.

Jordaan was reported by TimesLive to have said: "I don't want to tell you what he said‚ but of course he [Zungu] did apologise. And we will deal with the matter when he's back in South Africa."

Jordaan added: "And sometimes players cannot deal with the disappointment once they get dropped. And he was very clear – he did not expect to be dropped. It was a huge shock for him.

"I don’t want to repeat the conversation. Because I asked him 'why?' [he made the comments]. And we did have a good conversation‚ and I did give feedback to the coach.

"The coach has done very well with his players. And it's in our interests to keep harmony in the squad. The relationship is good between the coach and the players‚ and it's in our interest to keep it that way.

"We'll wait until Bongani gets home. He wants to come home. His team‚ Amiens‚ has now been relegated. When he comes we'll get Ntseki and we’ll deal with the matter."

- TEAMtalk media

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