Bongani Zungu slammed for being overweight


Bafana Bafana international Bongani Zungu has made international headlines again for all the wrong reasons after being slammed in France for being overweight.

Zungu has recently spent a spell on the sidelines recuperating from injury after his return to French Ligue 2 side Amiens following a loan spell at Rangers.

The 29-year-old had failed to clinch a permanent move to Rangers who declined to take up the option to complete a £4million transfer.

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The former Mamelodi Sundowns player's time in Scotland was marred after being caught breaking lockdown regulations. After which Zungu failed to nail down a regular place in Steven Gerrard's starting line-up.

Zungu has now come in for criticism from Amiens head coach Philippe Hinschberger who hit out and his lack of conditioning.

"Bongani Zungu is not ready at all to play. His issue is that he has a weight problem.

"He's been working on this for a while and he's now on more than just one session a day."

Reports had suggested that Zungu had returned to Amiens training from South Africa 10 kilograms overweight.

"I've spoken to him about it, but the player himself must take charge," Hinschberger added.

"We're doing the maximum we can with him.

"He remains very good with the ball and can read the game, but he still carries weight and does not have the physique of a professional footballer."

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