Absa Premiership

Pirates bolster strike force, sign Shonga

2017-09-27 11:08

Cape Town - New Orlando Pirates signing Justin Shonga hopes to follow in the footsteps of his Zambian compatriots who have impacted positively on the club in the past.

The 20-year-old Zambian international was confirmed as having signed for the Buccaneers on Wednesday morning.

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 Soccer World Cup qualifier.

Shonga has been part of the Zambian side that has been involved in World Cup qualifiers, and also scored three times against South Africa in two 2018 CHAN qualifying games last month.

According to the club's official website, the 20-year-old is set to join up with his new team-mates on Wednesday.

"I am happy to be here," said Shonga. "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."

Read more on:    orlando pirates  |  psl  |  soccer

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
Tuesday, 19 February 2019
Mamelodi Sundowns v Polokwane City, Loftus Versfeld Stadium 19:30
Wednesday, 20 February 2019
SuperSport United v Orlando Pirates, Mbombela Stadium 19:30
Friday, 22 February 2019
Chippa United v Golden Arrows, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 20:00
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

After slow starts to their respective 2018/19 Absa Premiership campaigns, who will finish the season ranked higher?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.