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Pirates reject Zungu advised to consider playing in lower tier

Orlando Pirates reject Nkanyiso Zungu has been advised to also consider a move to the South African lower tier because he still has a lot to offer.

Stellenbosch coach Steve Barker reveals he is talking to the Buccaneers’ reject who formerly played for Stellies but he says they don’t have a slot in that position – reports Sowetan.

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Barker said he would still like to see his former midfielder and Pirates reject, Zungu continue with his career even in the lower tier and that he has learned from his mistakes.

The South African reported that Zungu was training with Royal AM with a view to land a contract but it seems he will continue to look for a new home.

PIRATES REJECT ZUNGU TOLD TO CONSIDER LOWER TIER

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Because Thwihli Thwahla are banned from signing players by FIFA, this publication understands that the dreadlocked midfielder, Zungu has stopped training with them.

“We are unfortunately full in that area. He [Zungu] has been speaking to me and I have been speaking to him, trying to advise him [that] even if he has to go down a level and just play he needs to because there’s a lot of talent in him,” Barker told Sowetan.

“Hopefully, he has learnt some lessons.

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“I hope he does find a team… right now we are unfortunately full in that midfield area.”

Owned by controversial businesswoman, Shauwn Mkhize, Royal AM are banned because they failed to pay former Kaizer Chiefs striker Samir Nurkovic.

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This publication reported that the KwaZulu-Natal-born midfielder, Zungu was training with Royal AM as his agent Mike Makaab confirmed last month.

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He trained with the John Maduka-coached club just before the start of the DStv Premiership campaign having been released by Pirates.

Zungu’s contract came to an end in June after enjoying a loan stint with Richards Bay where he was sidelined owing to off-the-field issues.

The midfielder suffered the indignity of becoming the first player to be shown the door at Pirates, even before the previous season had ended. 

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