Bucs’ New Striker On Joining The Club
Orlando Pirates Striker Happy To Be At The Club
Orlando Pirates’ new signing says he is happy to have joined the club.
Pirates today confirmed the signing of the club's new addition, Justin Shonga. Following his arrival at the Soweto giants, Shonga says he wants to emulate former Zambian players that have played for Bucs in recent years.
“I am happy to be here. This is the right move for my career and my ambitions. I would like to emulate other Zambian players who have done well at the Club such as Perry Mutapa and Isaac Chansa,” Shonga told Bucs’ website.
Pirates have provided some background on their latest star:
So who is Shonga?
‘Meteoric rise’ is an often widely used term in football, but it’s hard to ignore this young man’s astronomical climb over the past couple of months. How many players can attest to the fact of representing their senior national team in a World Cup Qualifier and also joining a top African club all before turning 21?
He may still only be 20 years old but Shonga is already well on his way to making his mark on the game.
Formerly of Nkwazi FC – a club in the Zambian Premier League, Shonga has already represented the senior Zambian national team for their recent victory over Algeria in their 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier.
And if the name Shonga still does not ring a bell, then one needs only look back to the 2018 CHAN Qualifier last month, where our very own Bafana Bafana were knocked out by Zambia with a 4-2 aggregate scoreline; the name ‘Shonga’ appeared three times on the scoresheet – once in the 2-all draw in East London and twice in Chipolopolo’s 2-0 win in Ndola.