Amiens boss Tanchot confirms Zungu’s return after Rangers loan


The South African star has struggled to impress in Steven Gerrard’s squad this quarter and he is currently serving a ban for violating Covid-19 protocols

Amiens manager Oswald Tanchot has confirmed that Bongani Zungu will return to Ligue 2 for next season after his loan deal with Rangers expires.

The Gers improved their midfielder options with the signing of the 28-year-old last October, but he was limited to a single Premiership start during his time with the club.

In addition to his struggles for playing time, Zungu has also been embroiled in an off-pitch controversy for breaking the coronavirus lockdown rules in Scotland and he is currently serving a six-match ban.

The South African international won the Premiership title with Steven Gerrard’s side but Tanchot is ready to have him in his squad as Amiens currently sits in 10th place in the Ligue 2 standings.

Meanwhile, Mali’s Molla Wague and Senegal’s Racine Coly are expected to leave Stade de la Licorne at the end of the season for their return to Nantes and Nice, respectively.

“This season we’ve used 40 players which is good, way too many. It’s hard to create anything with this turnaround,” Tanchot said. Daily check-in.

“For next season, we will not have the services of loan players Molla Wague and Racine Coly who will return to their parent club.

“But we will find Bongani Zungu, who still has a year of contract with us.”

After the Covid-19 lockdown breach by Zungu and four academy players, Gerrard has hinted that the Bafana Bafana midfielder may not stay at the club at the end of the season.

“I think it would be fair to say, yes,” Gerrard said when asked if the breach would limit Zungu’s chances of winning a permanent deal in Glasgow.

“It will take care of itself and we will move forward with the players who have remained professional and want to be part of a strong team.

“We spoke as a group and I explained the situation to them.

“We’re at such an important point in the season with the games ahead that we can’t worry about it or let our focus slip.”


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