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Micho Refuses To Play The Blame Game, Bucs Striker Scores To Boost Confidence

Orlando Pirates Striker Scores On National Duty

By Soccer Laduma - Oct 11, 2018 12:15 PM

An Orlando Pirates striker, who has been under pressure to score for the team, has received a confidence booster after scoring a goal for his national team this week. 

Having been called up for Zambia's senior national team, Bucs’ Justin Shonga went on to score one of the goals as Chipolopolo beat Guinea-Bissau 2-1 in their Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Zambia on Wednesday. 

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Following the 1-1 Absa Premiership between Pirates and AmaZulu at the King Zwelithini Stadium last Saturday, Shonga was under fire from some of the fans for missing numerous goalscoring opportunities. 

However, Bucs Head Coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic defended Shonga from the criticism of the fans. 

“He did the hardest part to come and create the chances, however, he was not converting. Now those are the players we count on… we need to encourage them – we need to give them support because it could not be that all the hard work that he has done has gone because of missing chances. We are not playing the blame game. These are our boys. We have the highest degree of respect for them, we believe in them, we have trust and confidence in them. We believe that when we give support, the time will come.” 

Shonga’s Bucs teammate Augustine Mulenga also featured for Zambia in the Afcon qualifier.


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Choly wa Kabotsho Joined: 24 Nov 2017
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Choly wa Kabotsho Oct 11, 2018 09:45 PM
king Shonga is the best, he just need more game time
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Choly wa Kabotsho Oct 11, 2018 09:40 PM
@ForeverFearless27 ...that's true bro
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Choly wa Kabotsho Oct 11, 2018 09:39 PM
@Mtebha ....well said bro
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Mtebha Oct 11, 2018 07:50 PM
I think the issue with Songa is game time coz you can train as much as you like but if you not playing it a problem,I just hope the coach can Feild him on our next game,he needs to redeem himself
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LeCowhlohlo Oct 11, 2018 03:07 PM
@wash & wear shut up wena camel
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LeCowhlohlo Oct 11, 2018 03:06 PM
Time is not on our site as you busy backing mediocre.
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Bugs for life Oct 11, 2018 02:05 PM
Shonga might have missed a clear cut chance but he's way better than Moon,Zuma and all cows who are at the Nazoorena kraal,Come 27 of October Shonga will Score 3 against Cowne when we overwhelm them with yet another 3-1 just like last season..
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Braduks Oct 11, 2018 01:45 PM
A cow of note this one
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wash & wear Joined: 27 Oct 2017
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wash & wear Oct 11, 2018 01:19 PM
thanks GOD zlatan gabuza wasnt the one missing those easy chances, bcoz it was shonga imizwilili hobos are on vibration they are voicelesssssss
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BhakaTM Oct 11, 2018 01:17 PM
"An Orlando Pirates striker, who has been under pressure to score for the team, has received a confidence booster after scoring a goal for his national team this week. " ...Why not write that person's name straight away...
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wash & wear Oct 11, 2018 01:17 PM
shonga is a donky he must concentrate on his main job(police officer) and leave football to football players
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swright Oct 11, 2018 01:13 PM
He should`ve scored more i watched that game
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Makhweyane Joined: 21 Oct 2012
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Makhweyane Oct 11, 2018 01:09 PM
This boy is quality striker ,he just have to be free and relax instead of rushng in front of goal .#pick up ur sockes boi i blv in u
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thabo.tserema@quickbooks.co.za Oct 11, 2018 01:06 PM
@Senior lecturer I must say I also have a problem with Micho's late substitutions Tendencies while someone's been on the pitch for over 50min and no signs of scoring??? Really now!!! We have capable players who can come in and kill the game off for us. Micho please stick to the basics of coaching and stop trying to be tactician because you not!!
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kuhanye Oct 11, 2018 01:04 PM
@ForeverFearless27 Say it again.
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Senior lecturer Oct 11, 2018 12:49 PM
The problem its not on Shonga the problem its you coach,we have many strike .if you see a player is not in form substute in time.why team bought lots of players if you dont want to use them.Pirates it need new coach reality.Always you substute when they ten mins left.you are failing us
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SL_hated_donkey Oct 11, 2018 12:48 PM
What was Micho building last season exactly, because I see no difference between Rats,Celtic, CTC,FAU and SSU now ??????
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Kidos Oct 11, 2018 12:28 PM
It looks like Pirates strikers coach is teaching Shona how to miss than to score, Because at his national team he always scores. Why?
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S'fiso Mabizela Oct 11, 2018 12:25 PM
Inkomo this thing Period
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Sbo$Bucs Joined: 21 Oct 2015
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Sbo$Bucs Oct 11, 2018 12:25 PM
That strikers coach he is the one who is confusing our strikers .look at Shonga he swas scoring before he came and now he doesnt score anymore unless if he is playng for national team

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