Football and Politics Don’t Mix, Fans React to Amazulu Owner Sandile Zungu’s ANC Ambitions

Football and Politics Don’t Mix, Fans React to Amazulu Owner Sandile Zungu’s ANC Ambitions

Byron Pillay
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:54 PM
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  • Many football lovers believe that Amazulu owner Sandile Zungu really shouldn't get involved in local politics
  • Sandile Zungu is currently being considered for the ANC's Provincial Chairperson post in KwaZulu-Natal
  • Fans reacted to the news of Zungu's ANC ambitions on social media, believing that it's a wrong move for the Amazulu owner

Football lovers around the country are divided over news that Amaulu FC's new owner Sandile Zungu could be in the running for the ANC's Provincial Chairperson post in KZN.

While some believe that he's more than qualified for the job, others think that he should just stick to politics.

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Fans have taken to social media to advise Sandile Zungu to stay away from politics and focus on Amazulu instead. Image: Darren Stewart
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While football is considered to be the world's most beautiful game, politics has always been described as a dirty dangerous game and for that reason, many don't think it's a good fit.

Taking to social media, fans commented on the news, sharing their opinions on the matter and opinions on the party he was linked with.

JB Mkhwanazi:

"This man will tarnish his good name if he accepts this nomination. If I was him I would refuse it."

Solly Hasani:

"It's a good move to boost his business at least he would have power to influence tenders towards his business as football currently has no gate takings"

Nick Wa Lekhosi Ramabele:

"A very risky path, but choice is his."

Minnicooper Sams:

"I would advise him to not consider politics over football because he is living in one of the most dangerous provinces in SA."

Lungelo Giggc Mtinay:

"Politics and football do not mix, he will be banned by FIFA."

King Sizwe Mngometulu:

"Corrupted Comradeship Looting FC Party"

Sbusiso Nsele:

"Leave ANC to the hyenas, it's from dying natural causes anyway."

Amazulu owner has an eye on ANC leadership, Sandile Zungu could be considered for the Provincial Chairperson post

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Amazulu's new owner Sandile Zungu is being considered for the ANC's Provincial Chairperson post in KwaZulu-Natal. Zungu is one of South Africa's most successful businessmen.

He is the Chairman of Zungu Investment Company, a company that owns shares in numerous other businesses that deal with minerals and energy. Zungu is also the current President of the Black Business Council.

According to The Witness, Zungu may challenge Sihle Zikalala and Nomusa Dube-Ncube for the post. Sihle Zikalala is the current Premier of the province, while Nomusa Dube-Ncube is the treasury MEC.

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Byron Pillay
Byron Pillay is a sports writer and Head of the Department at Sports Brief (joined in 2022) with over 10 years of experience in community journalism and a degree in journalism from Caxton's Cadet School.
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