-1 C
Alba Iulia
Friday, February 21, 2020

Justin Shonga targets Mbesuma record

Sports Justin Shonga targets Mbesuma record

Chipolopolo striker Justin Shonga has set an audacious target to break compatriot Collins Mbesuma’s long-standing South African PSL record.

Shonga has so far scored three goals in Pirates last five games after earlier struggling to find his feet at the club when he joined them last August from Nkwazi on a three-year deal.

Mbesuma’s thirteen year old record of 35 competitive goals in one season has yet to be breached in the South African top-flight.

“Mbesuma played for both clubs, Kaizer Chiefs and Pirates, he has been telling me what it takes to succeed here and what I am supposed to do,” Shonga told The Star newspaper.

“He always encourages me and sends me text messages after the game.

“No one has beaten his scoring tally. I will do it with time because it takes time for one to settle down and understand the dynamics of where you are playing. You can’t just come and hit the ground running. It will take time and with hard work; I can do it.

“I really respect his hard work and legacy.”

Shonga scored six goals for Chipolopolo in 2017 and has been a regular under coach Wedson Nyirenda since his appointment in 2016.

Meanwhile, Shonga and his Chipolopolo team mate Augustine Mulenga are set for their Soweto derby debut this Saturday when Pirates face Kaizer Chiefs.

The match will also mark Mulenga’s first game with Pirates after injury delayed his debut following his January move from Zanaco.

[Read 75 times, 1 reads today]

6 COMMENTS

  1. Hmmn, that is a very low target indeed. If he was really ambitious, then he could be targeting records of people like Harry Kane, Raul Gonzalez, Didier Drigba, etc

Comments are closed.

- Advertisement -
Loading...

Latest News

The Dialogue between President Lungu and HH was proposed by Home Affairs Minister-Charles Kakoma

The UPND says it has noted with dismay attempts by the Patriotic Front Media Team and Smart Eagles to...

Mob attack nurse at Luwingu district hospital and damage ambulance

A mob of residents in Luwingu district, Northern Province yesterday axed a male nurse who attempted to rescue an elderly woman under attack from...

The PF government must man up,shape up and end gassing terror

By Anthony Bwalya - UPND Member It has been nearly Two (2) months since acts of terrorism against citizens started on the Copperbelt. The PF and...

Put an end to cadre violence – Chisanga

Former Law Association of Zambia President George Chisanga has called for an immediate end to cadre violence in Zambia Mr Chisanga described the high levels...

UNZA Don calls for the privatization of UNZA

A University of Zambia Lecturer has called for the privatization of the institution. Dr Sam Phiri, a Lecturer in the School of Mass Communication says...

More Articles In This Category

- Advertisement -
[Read 25 times, 1 reads today]