In a shocking incident during the Carling Knockout Last 16 match at Mbombela Stadium. Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder Bongani Zungu’s controversial tackle on Galaxy star Bernard Parker has left the football world in disbelief.
Despite the severity of the injury, Bongani Zungu has not issued an apology or a message of support, leaving Parker’s friends and teammates dismayed.
Parker’s left leg suffered a career-threatening injury as Bongani Zungu’s tackle resulted in a clean break of both the tibia and fibula, causing his shin to dangle in a horrifying manner. Following the incident, the video of the tackle quickly went viral.
Fortunately, Parker’s operation was deemed successful, with doctors successfully realigning and reconstructing his leg. There is hope that he may recover and return to the field, with historical cases like Dillon Sheppard’s inspiring confidence in a potential comeback.
Despite the gravity of the situation, neither Bongani Zungu nor Mamelodi Sundowns have offered any public response. Some speculate this silence could be attributed to their busy schedule, as they navigate a demanding fixture list. Tim Sukazi, remains open to the possibility of continued support from the club for Parker.
As fans and players alike await further developments. The incident serves as a stark reminder of the physical risks associated with the beautiful game.