Bongani Zungu is one of several Rangers players who could face a ban this week after breaching guidelines regarding the current viral outbreak in February, which could mean that the South African international has already played his last game for the Ibrox outfit under Steven Gerrard.
As per The Athletic, Zungu – along with Nathan Patterson, Calvin Bassey, Dapo Mebude and Brian Kinnear – could all face bans depending on the outcome of a hearing which is set to take place on March 25.
The 28-year-old has spent the entire season on loan at Rangers from French side Amiens SC but has been limited to just four starts in all competitions, with the majority of his appearances under Gerrard coming from the bench.
Zungu has just 18 minutes of action under his belt since the incident in February, which certainly suggests that he is not in Gerrard’s good books; and should he receive a ban for the last few games of the season, then Rangers fans may well have seen the last of him.
Rangers have already wrapped up league title number 55 but will be looking to finish the campaign unbeaten as they prepare for the final five league games after the international break.
Given that Jordan Jones and George Edmundson were both banned for seven games for attending a house party in September, Zungu could well be ruled out for the rest of the season if he receives a similar ban later this week.
Unfortunately for Zungu, he has hardly set the world alight in his time at Rangers, so it seems very unlikely that Gerrard will seek to bring him back on a permanent deal from Amiens in the summer.
The defensive midfielder has been unable to get in the team ahead of the impressive Glen Kamara, and given that he has failed to earn above a 7/10 WhoScored rating for any of his appearances in a Rangers shirt, it seems as if Zungu will not live long in the memory of Gers fans despite the team’s successes this season.
Therefore, it would not be a surprise if Zungu has already made his last appearance for Rangers, as even if the ban doesn’t rule him out for all of the remaining matches, Gerrard might be better served by putting his faith in contracted Rangers players rather than the on-loan Amiens man.