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Bucs’ New Striker On Joining The Club

Orlando Pirates Striker Happy To Be At The Club

By Soccer Laduma - Sep 27, 2017 11:32 AM

Orlando Pirates’ new signing says he is happy to have joined the club.

Read – Official: Pirates Confirm Zambian Striker Signing

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. 

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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.

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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.  


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Mlahlwa Joined: 05 Dec 2012
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Mlahlwa Sep 28, 2017 12:06 PM
Justin chipolopolo
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Mfanakamdala Sep 28, 2017 07:57 AM
Welcome aboard Officer 27
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STIGA18 Sep 27, 2017 10:03 PM
Iron Duke we believe
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TBS Joined: 15 Feb 2010
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TBS Sep 27, 2017 09:43 PM
Welcome aboard Mr. Shonga, and good luck!
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DTChappyRATbyBIRTh Joined: 15 Jul 2015
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DTChappyRATbyBIRTh Sep 27, 2017 08:50 PM
A very very good signing by the Dr... Can't wait for your first goal,indeed Perry Mutapa and Isaac Chansa are legends here at Pirates not forgetting zebra slayer Dennis "chess mpama" Lota
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Schweinstriker_31 Sep 27, 2017 06:26 PM
how much was this cow since ratties always make noise about chiefs free agents
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smallist Sep 27, 2017 03:50 PM
Welcome the Bafanas to the Bucks
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ntu2zelo aka N Joined: 13 Aug 2010
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ntu2zelo aka N Sep 27, 2017 03:28 PM
Welcome boy to the best team
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patrivic Sep 27, 2017 03:07 PM
Welcome booy,,you just joined the african giants..home of football.
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Mtwesi Sep 27, 2017 02:49 PM
I official welcoming this shonga from nkwazi fc in Zambia. Welcome to South Africa mkhaya
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llumadi Joined: 23 Apr 2015
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llumadi Sep 27, 2017 02:20 PM
@Gadlabethule 2 & @Thilly11 if the player is free he can join any team even if the closing window is closed or if is not yet sign any cotract or extension contract he still can join
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old dog Joined: 24 Feb 2016
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old dog Sep 27, 2017 02:20 PM
Good signing for bucs khoza is back with a bang. This boy is really talented
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old dog Joined: 24 Feb 2016
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old dog Sep 27, 2017 02:16 PM
@Gadlabethule 2 this boy is actually a free agent after having a fallout with his coach at nkwazi. It is believed that his advisors then got a chance to talk him into joining the mighty bucs hence the deal happened so fast
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Thilly11 Sep 27, 2017 02:01 PM
Lenna I am confused ka transfer winows7
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chiefs is useless Joined: 11 Jul 2016
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chiefs is useless Sep 27, 2017 01:50 PM
"also joining a top African club all before turning 21?" well said Mr editor
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Gadlabethule 2 Sep 27, 2017 01:44 PM
But what's about a Transfer window?is not closed?anyone can explain me plz guyz.mybe the rule is change bt anyway good signing for Bucs
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Nhlpato Sep 27, 2017 01:38 PM
@bengu bengu banned lwandle again who wud want to join a starless continental FUTBOL underachievas since 1970 no champs lig n SUPERCUP in their cabinet Hehehehe winning old useless datsun mainstay ROTHMANS rusty cups #nhlpato wil be driving Ford mustang to go watch BUCS n banned lwandle wil b driving Toyota corolla Kentucky rounder to go watch his starless chimpanzees Hehehehe kikikiki
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Nhlpato Sep 27, 2017 01:35 PM
@bengu bengu banned lwandle again Hehehehe ur drunk wena as always deep down in ur starless heart u know hes quality ur hurting wena MAAN Hehehehe n hows u wena mampara #Ford mustang v Toyota corolla Ford wins AKERE Hehehehe
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" GO,GO" Sep 27, 2017 01:33 PM
l say it know . And I said it before that Dr KHOZA is better than Bobby. He knows what the supporters want to see. When they pay their money to see the team play . Good move "Iron Duke". We soccer lovers like me no matter what. Khosi 4 life.
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lvanjbucs Sep 27, 2017 01:21 PM
Unambitious/lack of vision team n that is Pirates?you definitely need an introspection khosi you support a team that's made up of free agent players n a coach that's never won anything in his entire coaching career n u refer to pirates as unambitious/lack of vision team maybe u need to go back to the dictionary n check the meaning of the words bengu before u use them n make fool of yoself

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