Zambia international Justin Shonga has left Orlando Pirates to join Limpopo side Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila (TTM) a few days before the start of the 2020/21 DStv Premiership season.
The Soweto giants confirmed the release of Shonga on Thursday morning. The striker joined the ‘Buccaneers’ in 2017, making 77 appearances for the club with 16 goals and 16 assists to his name.
In a statement, Pirates said: “The club can confirm that striker Justin Shonga has also left the club and will be joining TTM.”
Pirates also confirmed the departure of goalkeeper Joris Delle as per the player’s request.
“After spending a year in South Africa, Delle has submitted a request in writing citing his inability to adjust to his new surroundings and wants to return to Europe. The club met the player this morning and has acceded to the 30-year old’s request.
“His contract has been terminated with immediate effect. We would like to wish both Justin and Joris the best of luck in their future endeavours.”
Meanwhile, Ntsikelelo Nyauza has put pen to paper on a new deal that will see the 30-year-old extend his stay on board the ‘Bucs’ ship for a further three seasons.
Pirates are still in talks with 33-year old Luvuyo Memela regarding extending his stay at the club, however, the two parties are yet to reach an agreement.
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By FARPost Reporter