At GSV, we take the self allotted duty of enlightening our readers on all matters sports related very seriously, especially when it comes to informing the fraternity as a whole about the stars of the future that are on the rise as well as those that are already making a splash in the fraternity at a tender young age; we are proud to present to you the GSV Hot List, the most authoritative young African talent index in the entire football realm. The GSV Hot List is our selection of the best u/23 footballers in their positions, ranking the lads against their competitors and giving you some information on the player; we aim to ensure that you remain entertained, informed and enlightened while growing your knowledge base. This is the Mzansi football edition of the GSV Hot List, we will provide you with the quintessential player index of all the premier youth Mzansi football talent in the fraternity; the GSV Hot List is your one stop shop to all your Mzansi stars of the future.
DoB: October 9th, 1992 (22)
PoB: Duduza, Ekurhuleni; Gauteng
Caps & Goals: 12 Caps, 3 Goals
Position/s: Deep-Lying Playmaker, Box-To-Box Midfielder, Attacking Midfielder, Advanced Playmaker, Trequartista
Preferred Foot: Right
Club: Mamelodi Sundowns F.C.
Club Jersey No: #34
Club Appearances & Goals: 77 Games, 8 Goals, 6 Assists
Previous Clubs: Dynamos F.C., University of Pretoria F.C.
Market Value: R 3 900 000
GSV Potential Indicator: Benedict Vilakazi (5/5)
The Talent Scout Report: (Positional)
When one pictured the future of South African football two seasons ago, there was one player I felt certain would continue his impressive development and catapult himself into that echelon reserved for the greatest midfielders of their time; Bongani Zungu is a natural born regista with all the gifts to succeed at the international level and the determination to make use of those gifts to reach the level that his talent is deserving of being showcased upon. Ben 10 couples the presence of a ball-winning midfielder with the positional sense of an elite level regista and tops if off with the creativity of an artistic trequartista to fashion one of the most fearsome triple-threats you could ask for in a midfield player.
Bongz has been seen as the type of player one should build a side around and allow him to let his natural gifts show as his versatility permits him to play in a myriad of interchangeable systems without compromising his output as a footballer; Zungu reminds me a lot of Yeye in the manner that he goes about dictating terms in that midfield and that is an extremely high compliment to lavish on the lad, yet it is truly deserved in all respects. Another natural born superstar in the making from the highly fertile East Rand, Bongani Zungu is potentially one of our international stars in his generation of extremely talented footballers; his development has continued steadily and another outstanding start to the season should see the lad attracting even more attention from bigger sides in more competitive leagues overseas and we at GSV would like to wish the lad well in all his endeavours.