Register Login Live

Orlando Pirates

Ex-Buccaneer Regrets Pirates’ Shonga Decision

A former Orlando Pirates striker has spoken of his displeasure at the club’s decision to part ways with Justin Shonga at the time they did.

Shonga was with the Soweto giants between September 2017 and October 2020, having joined the club after impressing with his performances and high work-rate at Zambian club Nkwazi FC.

Read: Chippa Make Crucial Decisions & Promise Of Signings  

With the Zambian international striker considering a return to the DStv Premiership after his short-lived spell of three months with Egyptian club Ismaily, former Pirates striker James Mothibi believes that the 25-year-old could have been an asset for Bucs, had he been retained.

“I still believe that Shonga is a player that should have stayed with Orlando Pirates. But it wasn’t my decision but the coach’s decision to let him go,” said Mothibi.

Read: Goals & Assists Hero, More To Come From Pirates Star

Shonga had spells with Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila and Cape Town City respectively, before he left for Ismaily in October.

As reported by the Siya crew, Shonga has been linked with a potential return to Mzansi’s topflight, with Sekhukhune United and AmaZulu understood to be interested in his services. 

View 22 players you may have forgotten played for Orlando Pirates:



Chippa Make Crucial Decisions & Promise Of Signings  

Insider: 15-Year-Old Sensation Is A Chiefs Player!

Pirates Midfielder Targeted To Join Memela, Mulenga & Co


Top 5

Managers Who’ve Already Been Sacked This Season

1 Nov 08, 2021 12:26 PM in English Premier League

Khanye Lambasts Pirates For Impressive Mhango

41 Jan 18, 2022 10:51 AM in Orlando Pirates

7 Players Xavi Could Get Rid Of At Barca

5 Nov 09, 2021 01:26 PM in LaLiga

Usuthu Tie Down Two Stars?

11 Jan 18, 2022 04:25 PM in Siyagobhoza

Figo’s Figo – Bucs Star Goes Economic With Small Hatchback

7 Jan 21, 2022 10:31 AM in Stars & Their Cars

Robinho Sentenced To 9 Years In Jail

14 Jan 20, 2022 09:24 AM in World News

Bafana Ba Style – 5 Of Motsepe’s Most Stylish Moments

Jan 21, 2022 04:10 PM in Drip, Style & Swag

Gallery: Chiefs Get Busy With Camp In Cape Town

19 Jan 24, 2022 11:03 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Nigeria Coach Won't Be Paid Salary

16 Jan 21, 2022 06:26 PM in AFCON

Frustrated Bucs Supporters Join Planned March

20 Jan 18, 2022 04:17 PM in Orlando Pirates

'World Richest Footballer' Finds New Club

9 Dec 27, 2021 02:35 PM in World News

Nomandela: I Wanted To Play For Chiefs

48 Jan 19, 2022 11:05 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

All The Stadiums That Will Host Afcon Matches

2 Dec 10, 2021 07:29 PM in African Football