Nkanyiso Zungu has been suspended by the Orlando Pirates after being charged by the police.
The Orlando Pirates have stated that Nkanyiso Zungu has been suspended by the club following police charges.
This season, the 26-year-old has only made one appearance for the Buccaneers in the Dstv Premiership.
The Soweto giants confirmed on Sunday night that the midfielder was charged at the Moffatview Police Station this evening
Statement released by Orlando Pirates
Orlando Pirates Football Club can confirm that midfielder Nkanyiso Zungu has been charged at the Moffatview Police Station this evening.
The Club suspends Mr Zungu pending an investigation.
As this matter is currently in the hands of the authorities, the Club is unable to make further comment until this process is complete.
According to the SAPS, the player is expected to appear at the Booysens Magistrates Court today on a charge of common assault, for allegations of domestic violence.
“A 26-year-old professional soccer player was arrested by the police in Johannesburg on Sunday 13 March 2022 for the alleged assault of his partner. He is expected to appear at Booysens Magistrates Court on Monday 14 March 2022 facing a charge of common assault under domestic violence,”
Zungu has made only one appearance in the DStv Premiership for Pirates this season.
In a CAF Confederation Cup match played at the Orlando Stadium on Sunday, Pirates defeated Royal Leopards 3-0.
With nine points from four games, they were able to claim first place in Group B.
Things doesn’t look good for Orlando Pirates. This kind of stunts will tarnished the image of the team. This is a big blow for a big team like Orlando Pirates. They don’t need this at the moment.