Bonginkosi Ntuli: How Striker Married AmaZulu’s CEO Sinenjabulo Zungu Months Before His Death

Bonginkosi Ntuli: How Striker Married AmaZulu’s CEO Sinenjabulo Zungu Months Before His Death

Babajide Orevba
updated at February 13, 2024 at 11:54 AM
  • Bonginkosi Ntuli passed away just months after getting married to Sinenjabulo Zungu
  • The AmaZulu striker walked down the aisle with the daughter of the club’s president
  • Zungu’s role at AmaZulu includes fan interactions and monitoring team performances

Bonginkosi Ntuli got the world talking when he walked down the aisle with the Chief Executive Officer of AmaZulu FC, Sinenjabulo Zungu in a colourful wedding ceremony.

In May, the pair inspired many with their traditional ceremony as the striker sealed the union with the daughter of club president and wealthy businessman, Sandile Zungu.

On September 10, the couple had their white wedding, which was attended by celebrities, family, and well-wishers.

Bongi Ntuli, South Africa, AmaZulu, Sinenjabulo Zungu
Bongi Ntuli married AmaZulu CEO Sinenjabulo Zungu months before he passed away. Photo: @Soccer_Laduma
Source: Twitter

Ntuli was the club captain and his marriage to S’ne, as she is fondly called, added an extra layer to his connection with the club.

The union became a special moment not just for his life, but also for his professional footballing career.

According to South African outlet, Bona, the Zungu family had been extremely supportive of their relationship and were pleased to welcome Bongi into their family.

Helping her father run AmaZulu one year after he purchased the team in 2020, Sinenjabulo Zungu focuses on running the club as a business.

Her role as the CEO includes interacting with the supporters, monitoring team performance and general improvement of the team affairs.

According to The South African, Zungu has a diverse background as she has experience in a range of fields. She has been involved in promoting fast-moving consumer goods through technology and advertising.

Her love for sports is unquestionable, as she advocates for the inclusion of more women, especially in decision-making positions.

How Bongi Ntuli passed away

Sports Brief previously reported on AmaZulu FC forward and captain, Bonginkosi Ntuli tragically passing away after losing a battle with cancer.

The club confirmed via a statement that the 32-year-old had passed away at a private facility in Pietermaritzburg on Sunday, November 5.

Ntuli was rushed to hospital before a game against Polokwane City around a month ago, where he was diagnosed with the dread disease.

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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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