Rangers midfielder STARTS in big international clash

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CAIRO, EGYPT - JULY 06: Bongani Zungu of South Africa celebrates after the African Cup of Nations, Last 16 match between Egypt and South Africa at Cairo International Stadium on July 06, 2019 in Cairo, Egypt. (Photo by Ahmed Hasan/Gallo Images)

Bongani Zungu has earned a start for today’s AFC qualifier v Sao Tome and Principe.

The South Africa man earns his latest cap with his 25th appearance for his country, which includes a healthy 17 starts.

He impressed greatly v Hamilton, and also scored for the Africans in the first leg after coming on as a sub, so he’s one Steven Gerrard and indeed all of us have high hopes for in a Rangers shirt.

But first it’s essential international duty and like his Rangers team mates Leon Balogun and Joe Aribo the big lad is in a qualifier second leg, but of course the first leg went a lot better for his nation than Balogun and Aribo’s.

Zungu is one Rangers followed for a long long time, and after his smooth debut in the rout over Brian Rice’s side, hopes are high indeed that he can continue in that vein – having a good performance for his country today can only enhance his stock.

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