Bongani Zungu: Mamelodi Sundowns Star Reaches Out to Bernard Parker Over Injury

Bongani Zungu: Mamelodi Sundowns Star Reaches Out to Bernard Parker Over Injury

Babajide Orevba
updated at October 26, 2023 at 9:41 AM
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  • Bongani Zungu was said to have reached out to Bernard Parker via a text message
  • TS Galaxy chairman, Tim Sukazi made this disclosure during a recent interview
  • Parker suffered a fracture on his right leg following a nasty challenge from the Sundowns star

The chairman of TS Galaxy football club, Tim Sukazi, has confirmed that Bongani Zungu reached out to the injured Bernard Parker via a text message.

Zungu committed a career-threatening tackle on Parker as the 37-year-old looked to have fractured his leg during the incident.

The Sundowns star was then shown a straight red card, but he appeared to be arguing with the referee following the decision to send him off.

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Bongani Zungu was said to have apologised to Bernard Parker. Photo: @Cellular_jnr
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Fans had mixed reactions over the tackle, with many claiming Zungu did not show any form of remorse, as they called on him to apologise.

Days after the incident, the TS Galaxy chairman disclosed that the Mamelodi Sundowns player had sent a text message to Parker.

Sukazi said this during a Power Sport Extra chat with Masekepe Matsebane on Friday. He said, via The South African:

“Look, part of the message of support I received from Yogesh Singh is that Zungu has been corresponding with Parker somehow.
“And of course, it turns to be correct in that when I ascertained from Parker, Zungu did drop him an inbox or message, saying I apologise on that particular message, but other than that, I haven’t heard from anybody beyond that.”

Parker breaks silence

Meanwhile, Parker eventually opened up following the dangerous tackle during the Carling Knockout Cup clash with Mamelodi Sundowns.

Galaxy qualified for the next round of the tournament after knocking the Brazilians out on penalties after the match ended in a draw at the Mbombela Stadium in Mpumalanga.

The South African midfielder has since undergone a successful surgery and is in the recovery stage.

Fans want Zungu banned

Sports Brief earlier reported that football fans took to social media to demand the ban of Zungu following his tackle on Parker.

The nasty challenge left some fans fuming on social media, as they called for the 31-year-old to be banned immediately.

Many claim the player did not even show remorse following the tackle.

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Babajide Orevba is a CAF accredited Nigerian journalist and HOD of the Local Desk with over 10 years of experience in media landscape.He studied NCE Political Science/Social Studies, AOCOED.
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