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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.

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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.

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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. 

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