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How Zambian Striker Ended Up At Bucs Not Downs

The Deal For Orlando Pirates Striker Has Been Explained

By Soccer Laduma - Oct 04, 2017 10:41 AM

It has been revealed to the Siya crew how Orlando Pirates beat Mamelodi Sundowns to their newly signed Zambian striker.

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Justin Shonga, who made his PSL debut at the weekend in the colours of Pirates in their 2-2 draw against Polokwane City, was signed by the Soweto giants last week when the Buccaneers announced the player’s signing on Wednesday.

The 20-year-old was previously on the books of Nkwazi FC in Zambia and as reported in the latest edition of Soccer Laduma, issue 1043, the player’s situation could have turned out differently.

Sundowns initially showed interest in him earlier in the year and the Brazilians were believed to be close to adding him to their roster. Downs had tabled an offer for the player, but it was Bucs who secured his signature for Milutin Sredojevic’s team. Pirates were keen to replace Tendai Ndoro after the Zimbabwean international striker left the club for Al Faisaly of Saudi Arabia in August. 

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“Sundowns did offer the player a deal. He (Shonga) even travelled (from Zambia) to South Africa to be with the club. He was there for a couple of weeks. He came back (to Zambia) and then Orlando Pirates came into the picture. The thing is that Sundowns had already registered their five foreign players in their squad for the season.

“The agreement between Nkwazi FC and Sundowns was that he was going to join them (Sundowns) next year, as Khama Billiat’s replacement if he leaves. So we were waiting on him joining Sundowns. I don’t know what happened. Two weeks later, the story changed as it was confirmed that he was joining Orlando Pirates,” said the source.

Contacted for comment, Zambia Police Director of Sport Adrian Kashala, whose office oversees the day-to-day running of Nkwazi, confirmed Downs’ interest in the player.

“Yes, they (Sundowns) were interested in the player, but I think the deal couldn’t go well. We decided to move on. There was a variety of offers from different clubs. Orlando Pirates was one of those clubs. They showed seriousness and we proceeded with them,” said Kashala.

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In recent times, Pirates have managed to beat Sundowns to the likes of Nigerian duo of Emmanuel Daniel and Christian Obiozor, although the latter’s move to the Soweto giants in the July/August transfer window fell through.  


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Monareng674@gmail.com Joined: 04 Jul 2017
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Monareng674@gmail.com Oct 08, 2017 10:13 AM
You don't know you will be shocked that boy signed 2 contract 1st 1 was with Sundowns next with pirates
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Monareng674@gmail.com Oct 08, 2017 10:11 AM
@Realydoctor10
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Monareng674@gmail.com Oct 08, 2017 10:10 AM
Getting a coach from sundowns does that mean sundowns is smaller than pirates?
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Monareng674@gmail.com Oct 08, 2017 10:06 AM
There is no crying whenever sundowns want a player pirates also want it now is alleged that this boy signed 5 yrs with Downs before signing with pirates get the fact before you comments
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Monareng674@gmail.com Oct 08, 2017 10:03 AM
@MOPEDI WA MATEPE
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MOPEDI WA MATEPE Oct 05, 2017 09:38 AM
Hayiiii Pitso is always crying#They feel the pressure from Buccs already
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fisto vs zebraditor Oct 04, 2017 08:38 PM
Mxxxm
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Lelyz Oct 04, 2017 08:10 PM
No player is standby 4other one #shonga u make a right choice cos u will get game time at Parktown.
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Mondli hates qhabanga Oct 04, 2017 04:51 PM
Justin you made a good choice by joing mighty bucs cause we all know ukuth once you've join sunflops you wont be allowed to ply your trade abroad, thus coming to buccaneers is a like god given decision #IyalaNegqumaLayo
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Nkundka ka manyovu Oct 04, 2017 02:17 PM
LOL so the beat Sundowns on a deal that fell through, some people realy are lucky nje to have a job, this editor!!!
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@meyer Oct 04, 2017 01:17 PM
The last time we had a gud foreign striker ws Dennis lotta n he ws the country men of ths young men,let's wait n c wt he brngs.
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Pl moloi Oct 04, 2017 01:16 PM
We,just need goals not coment pls live that boy alone hes the Pirates player now dont confusing him just shut yure mouth
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queenisback Oct 04, 2017 01:01 PM
We want Obiozzor next season.Gabuza must be released
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Pathology Oct 04, 2017 12:37 PM
Sundowns is toying with these rats they pretended to be interested in Emmanuel Daniel , rats signed him then they went for Razak...heheheee later rats realized it was a dummy ..
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Gazankulu Oct 04, 2017 12:36 PM
Mxm
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chiefs is useless Oct 04, 2017 12:26 PM
Only Pirates can snatch away a player wanted by the Dunus ,as for our broke neighbors they cant even compete with Barokafc for a player ...nxa
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Michaeltshigama Oct 04, 2017 12:20 PM
Bloody thugs
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mbongenid@gmail.com Oct 04, 2017 12:18 PM
Sundowns are a smaller side to beat Bucs to any player,thats why its not surprising to see him(Justin Shonga)at Bucs.
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Shuthi Oct 04, 2017 11:59 AM
Is good to start from bottom then at later stage you go to bigger teams like Sundowns
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Pl moloi Oct 04, 2017 11:56 AM
Good,Bucs

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