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Bongani Zungu apologises for insensitive tweet: 'I didn't mean to undermine Micho Sredojevic'

16:35 EAT 07/11/2018
Vitoria Guimaraes, Bongani Zungu
Zungu showered coach Rulani with praise following Pirates' win over Rise and Shine, but in the process took a jab at both Sredojevic and Mosimane

Bafana Bafana and Amiens SC midfielder Bongani Zungu has issued an apology for his 'insensitive tweet' which caused a stir on social media on Tuesday. 

In the tweet, Zungu heaped praise on Rulani Mokwena for making Orlando Pirates 'a top team again' following the club's 2-1 win over Polokwane City

His comments didn't go down well with the majority of his followers, who felt the player was undermining Milutin Sredojevic's hard work. 

Zungu went further on to say that Mokwena, whom he is close to, played a huge a role in the Mamelodi Sundowns success before leaving for the Sea Robbers. 

The France-based midfielder was heavily criticised for his comments, especially from both Pirates and Sundowns fans, who felt he was being disrespectful towards Sredojevic and Pitso Mosimane. 

Zungu took to Twitter to apologise for his behaviour, but he reiterated that he was just excited to see the team he grew up supporting do ever so well after recently going through a rough patch.

The former AmaTuks player issued the apology as he was earlier reprimanded by former Pirates and Bafana striker Benni McCarthy. 

McCarthy warned Zungu in reply to his tweet that he shouldn't undermine Mosimane, whom he feels nurtured him to be the player he is today. 

Mokwena recently presented Zungu with the Pirates jersey and tracksuit, and that fueled speculation that the player might be back in the PSL soon.