Zungu revels in Gerrard opportunity

SA Players Abroad

Bongani Zungu has spoken for the first time since being unveiled by Scottish giants Glasgow Rangers.

Having signed for the record 54-time Scottish champions on deadline day, Zungu was finally unveiled by the club on Wednesday morning after completing a mandatory 14-day quarantine.

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The former Mamelodi Sundowns star subsequently shared his excitement about joining the historic club and the prospect of playing under manager Steven Gerrard, who was one of his idols when he was growing up.

"It means a lot to me [to play for Rangers]. I'm very happy to be here to play for a team with such great history and the most successful team in the world," Zungu said in an interview with RangersTV.

"When I was young in South Africa, growing up, my dad used to speak to me and my brothers about the club. I had an idea of the club, I knew about Rangers. When the team was interested in me, I did my research and realised it is such a huge club. I know quite a few things about the club.

Check out some behind-the-scenes footage of Zungu's unveiling, courtesy of RangersTV

"I grew up watching the gaffer [Gerrard] and I am very excited to work with him. I know he is going to help my game, help me grow and help me improve my skills. Hopefully, I can help the team succeed.

"I have been working very hard while I was still in France, and we were in talks with the gaffer and the club. I was working very hard and I got two games for Amiens.

"I had to come here and quarantine, and the club provided the necessary equipment for me to work at home. I feel good, I feel fit and whenever the gaffer decides to call me to play, I feel ready.

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"Of course, for every player, it is good to play amongst quality players and, for me, it is about coming to add my qualities. As I said, it is very good to have quality around you and players that know what they are doing.

"Instead of having the mentality of competing, I feel very happy and honoured to play amongst the quality players."

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