Former Orlando Pirates striker Justin Shonga has written an emotional letter to the club expressing his gratitude for the time he spent at the Soweto giants. The Zambian forward recently part ways with the club to join newboys Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila (TTM) after three years at Pirates.
The Bucs hastily released him from his contract a fortnight ago. The Zambian international man is potentially a cracking package: workhorse, creator, and ever-reliable finisher. The 23-year-old managed to find the back of the net on 16 occasions, having featured in 77 games with 16 assists in all competitions.
The TTM new signing has posted an emotional letter addressed to club chairman Dr Irvin Khoza, management and Bucs family on his personal Instagram account. “It’s with deep gratitude and utmost regret that I had to bid farewell to the Buccaneer family. The love I felt from the fans is one I will fondly keep to heart and I hope in future we can still share moments together,” Shonga wrote.
“In everything we do, we must be grateful, thanks to the chairman and the management team at Orlando Pirates Football Club, for the opportunity granted to me. Your support and encouragement during the difficult and the good times were inseparable. We’ll share nothing but all the good memories. May God bless you,” he concluded.
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By Mauwane Raophala