Bafana’s foreign trio land back safely in Mzansi

The Bafana Bafana trio of Bongani Zungu, Lebogang Phiri and Percy Tau have safely arrived back in South Africa from France and Belgium respectively.

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All three players had been in lockdown overseas due to the coronavirus pandemic since March, and took a connecting flight to South Africa via the United Arab Emirates last night.

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Bafana Bafana midfielder Lebogang Phiri. (Image: SowetanLIVE)

Tau, who turned 26 last week, comes back a happy man after his Belgian side Club Brugge were this week officially crowned as champions of the Jupiler Pro League after finishing 15 points clear of second-placed Gent with a single match to go.

Zungu on the other hand plies his trade for French Ligue 1 outfit Amiens SC, but will be a disappointed man after his club were relegated a division down following the decision from French football authorities to cancel the season.

Phiri, who has emerged as a mainstay player for both club and country plays for French Ligue 2 side EA Guingamp, and has been instrumental in helping his team consolidate a mid-table standing this cancelled campaign.

Though Tau and Zungu pleaded with the South African Football Assiciation (SAFA) to get that home, it has since turned out that the players had to foot their own bill in order to get back into the country.

Their arrival will however see them being quarantined for the next 14 days at a hotel in Sandton, as part of precautionary regulations, before they can finally head home.