Shonga brace propels Orlando Pirates to victory
Chipolopolo striker Justin Shonga scored a brace to help Orlando Pirates to a 4-2 win over Chippa United in the South African ABSA Premiership League.
The former Nkwazi striker’s brace included a cracker.
Shonga was named man of the match.
Chippa United took the lead in the 18th minute but Pirates equalised in eight minutes later.
The two sides went to the break tied 1-1.
In the 72nd, Shonga scored his first of the afternoon to give the Soweto giants a 2-1 lead.
The game was not done as Shonga’s goal was cancelled out by a Mashengo strike in the 83rd minute.
With the game headed for a draw, Pirates restored their one goal cushion through Lorch three minutes later.
The 21 year old Zambian striker then sealed the win with an injury time goal.
The Petauke native has now scored three goals in 11 appearances for Pirates.
Pirates move second on the log with 36 points from 22 games.
Leaders Mamelodi Sundowns are on 40 points while Pirates’ Soweto rivals Kaizer Chiefs are third on 35 points.
Shonga’s compatriot Augustine Mulenga didn’t feature as he is out injured.
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