Interest has been reignited in an Orlando Pirates striker who has been linked with an exit from the club for some time.
After being linked with Pirates striker Justin Shonga earlier in the 2019/20 season, Maritzburg United are believed to have renewed their interest in the Zambian forward, with the Pietermaritzburg-based side looking to strengthen their striking department in anticipation of the 2020/21 season.
The 23-year-old had a tough season as he did not score a single goal, having made only three starts the entire season, and had been excluded from Pirates’ bio-bubble squad due to disciplinary issues, and the Team of Choice could be the club where he re-establishes himself, according to sources.
Indications are that the KwaZulu-Natal outfit are contemplating on signing the player on loan, where he would reunite him with his former teammate Thabiso Kutumela, who has been in fine form.
Shonga showed glimpses of his brilliance when he first arrived at Bucs, under the club’s former coach Milutin Sredojevic, but is yet to reach his full potential, and it now remains to be seen if Bucs are open to sending him on loan or decide to sell him outright.
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