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Bafana Bafana star Bongani Zungu charged by Scottish FA for Covid-19 breach

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Rangers Bongani Zungu (right) warming up before the UEFA Europa League match at the Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow.
Rangers Bongani Zungu (right) warming up before the UEFA Europa League match at the Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow.
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Bafana Bafana and Rangers FC midfielder Bongani Zungu has been charged by the Scottish Football Association for last month’s Covid-19 breach.

Zungu along with Nathan Patterson, Calvin Bassey, Dapo Mebude and Brian Kinnear have all been charged after the players attended a house party which went against the national Covid-19 regulations.

Zungu alongside his Rangers team-mates were all fined by the club and suspended for their indiscretion.

The five players will also attend a hearing on Thursday, 25 March to find out whether they face any further sanctions.  

The on-loan Bafana Bafana international may have also deterred his chances of securing a permanent transfer to the Scottish club.

Zungu is on-loan from French Ligue 2 side Amiens until the end of the 2020/21 season.

Meanwhile, Rangers have already secured the Scottish Premiership under former Liverpool great Steven Gerrard.

It is the Glascow club’s 55 Scottish title.

Zungu has only made 13 league appearances since his arrival and is eligible for a medal when the club lifts the crown.

Rangers still have one match remaining left to play against rivals Celtic on Sunday, 21 March (14:00).

Zungu is expected to fly to South Africa for Bafana Bafana's all-important Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers against Ghana and Sudan at the end of the month.

The former Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder was named apart of the 26-man squad alongside Itumeleng Khune by head coach Molefi Ntseki after both players breached Covid-19 regulations.

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