Bongani Zungu has thanked Rangers after they congratulated him for earning a South Africa international recall.

The midfielder was added to the AFCON squad by head coach Molefi Ntseki and will be part of the set-up to face Sao Tome on November 13 and 16 in a Group C double-header.

Gers were quick to heap praise on their new midfield man, simply saying: "Congratulations Bongani Zungu," to which the former Amiens star responded: "Thank you", with a blue love heart emoji.

Fans also beamed at their new boy's recognition, explaining their excitement to see him in the light blue of Ibrox. One said: "When do we get to see playing for the famous Glasgow rangers", and another added: "love u".

One commented: "When are you going to be making your debut in the Scottish Premiership", a fourth said: "At last!"

Zungu will be part of the Bafana Bafana ranks and he is set to be joined by former Gers midfielder Dean Furman. The player is poised to join up with Steven Gerrard’s Ibrox squad this week as his quarantine restrictions come to an end following his loan move from French football.