Mamelodi Sundowns got their Premier Soccer League title defense under way in rather unusual fashion, starting with a 2 – 0 victory in their opening fixture against Cape Town City then followed by an unforeseen defeat to TS Galaxy, who won a game against Masandawana for the first time in history. Masandawana redeemed themselves on the weekend when they thrashed Soweto rivals Kaizer Chiefs 4 – 0 in front of a fully occupied Loftus Versfeld Stadium, but regardless of the remarkable performance shown by the Champions, they remain in position number four in the DStv Premiership log standing.
The Tshwane Giants have brought in new signings to their already prestigious squad in a bid to refresh the squad, the latest to be unveiled is Bongani Zungu who marks his return to Chloorkop after leaving the club in 2016 to play internationally. Downs Co-Coach Rulani Mokwena unpacked Zungu’s homecoming and said: “[It’s] a complicated deal, it took very long. I want to thank Bongani for his patience and trust because he had other offers and he chose to come to us.”
“He was very patient, even more lucrative than we had thrown, but sometimes it helps when there are very good relations between the coaches and the player because their desire to come and work with the coaches and to be part of the setup helps. I want to thank Bongani and his family for the support that they gave him in trying to make sure that he chose us instead of the other options that they had and we are just excited that the club has made that decision to support in bringing ‘Bongz’ here. We are looking forward to him coming into the team and competing for a position which will be very difficult. We’ve got very good players in Bongani Zungu’s position and then he’s also a very, very good player that makes the competition even stronger.”