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Molefi Ntseki looking into Bongani Zungu matter ahead of Bafana Bafana squad selection

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Bafana Bafana coach Molefi Ntseki says he won't make a call on Bongani Zungu's involvement in the upcoming Africa Cup of Nation (AFCON) qualifiers until reviewing his reported Covid-19 indiscretion.

Zungu was one of five Rangers players who attended a house party in recent days and subsequently removed from the squad to self-isolate.

The 28-year-old midfielder is on loan from Ligue 2 side Amiens and Rangers have the option to sign the former Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder on a permanent deal.

But that move could now be in jeopardy following his recent actions.

South Africa play host to Ghana on Monday, 22 March ahead of an away tie on Tuesday, 30 March.

Ntseki was reported by the SowetanLIVE to have said: "It is something where we can't commit ourselves until we have spoken to the club and spoken to the player.

"I was in a meeting with the CEO [Tebogo Motlanthe] [on Monday] actually addressing this matter. Because as of now we can't be seen to be commenting on it until we have spoken to the club to find out what actually happened. All that we have heard is just hearsay.

"So maybe by the end of business [on Wednesday] we will have spoken to the club. And then a follow-up will be made with the player."

Ntseki added: "For now we are very worried about what actually happened‚ and how is that going to impact either negatively on him as a player‚ and also negatively on Bafana Bafana?

"Because the next FIFA week of March 21 to 30 is very important for us. Those are two crucial matches where we have to play to win to qualify. And we should have loved to have had every player in the country being available for selection."

- TEAMtalk media

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