Zungu inching closer to Amiens return?

SA Players Abroad

Bongani Zungu appears to be inching closer to making his long-awaited return to action for Amiens. 

Zungu, who was strongly linked with a move away from Amiens during the off-season, returned to France from South Africa earlier this month after he was previously reported to have faced Covid-19-related travel complications.

The Bafana Bafana international's delay in making his way back to Europe meant he missed the club's pre-season and his reintegration into the first-team squad was hindered even further by a mandatory seven-day quarantine period upon his return. 

Zungu, who hasn't played a competitive match since April during a loan spell with Scottish champions Rangers, has since completed his period of self-isolation but has been made to train separately from his teammates in order to improve his conditioning.

READ | Zungu training separately at Amiens

The 28-year-old has been mooted for a possible return to action after next month's international break and appears to have made good progress, having formed part of the squad's recent team-building session at Multiball Amiens.

There, he and his teammates took part in a programme that included inter-squad competitions in Teqball, squash, padel tennis and badminton, among other activities. 

Zungu's imminent return comes as a massive boost for Amiens who currently find themselves in the relegation play-off zone, having earned just eight points from the opening ten matches of the campaign. 

Scroll through the gallery to see some of the South African stars who have won league titles in Europe

Zungu training separately at Amiens

Bongani Zungu returns to Europe

Amiens warn Zungu amid Chiefs links