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Shonga: I’ll beat Mbesuma’s PSL record with time

In form Chipolopolo striker Justin Shonga has said he will break Collins Mbesuma’s goal scoring record in the South African Premier Soccer League.

In the 2004/05 season, Mbesuma hit a staggering 25 league plus 10 goals from cup competions for Kaizer Chiefs to set up new records in the PSL.

Though Mpatamatu bred broke the records, he was not the only Zambian who took the PSL by storm.

Between 2005 and 2008, three Zambian won the Golden Boot Award.

Zambian legend Chris Katongo hit an amazing 15 goals in 15 appearances for Jomo Cosmos in the first half of the 2006/07 season before he left for Dannish side Brondby.

The following season, another legend James Chamanga scored 14 goals from 21 games for Moroka Swallows.

The 38 year old also just played for half season before he trekked to the Far East.

But it seems like Shonga has been inspired by former Amakhosi and Bucs striker.

“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.

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“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 has so far played scored 3 goals in 12 appearances for Orlando Pirates.

On the international scene, the 21 year old and former Nkwazi striker scored 6 goals for Zambia in 2017.

This weekend the boy from Kum’awa will hope to earn himself hero status against Kaizer Chiefs in the Soweto derby.

New signing Augustine Mulenga could be on the bench as he has recovered from an injury that had delayed his Pirates debut.






9 Comments to Shonga: I’ll beat Mbesuma’s PSL record with time

  1. Luapula bize says:

    Tall order; but you can do it if you work as a team. You need the services of your teammates to achieve that feat.

  2. Kasama Boy says:

    Its good to be ambitious but please don’t be too optimistic, Mbesuma’s goal tally is a very tall but manageable order.
    Keep fighting.

  3. Wiza Andile says:

    Just be you and work hard young man mbesuma is mbesuma on his on,you need to be desciplined

  4. discipline says:

    Thought so as well, shonga not so fast and look at your goal ratio just a pantry of three goals in twelve games come on lad, anyway it’s good to be ambitious

  5. Prince says:

    Keep your eggs to yourself young man…the devil is watching! That is why eagles lay their eggs on mountain tops and protects them with thorns to keep snakes away…and Jozi is home to loads of snakes!
    IF YOU KNOW YOU CAN BEAT MBESUMA, KEEP IT TO YOURSELF; WORK HARD AND TAKE UP AN ACADEMIC SUBJECT TO IMPROVE YOURSELF VIA UNI.OF SOUTH AFRICA…TAKE MULENGA AS WELL, HIS ENGLISH NEEDS IMPROVING! You will be shocked what brain powder and physical sport can achieve together😎

  6. J.S says:

    It’s good he has found a mentor in Mbesuma. I think its ok to set high goals,especially that he acknowledes it takes time and hardwork. so work hard bang those goals then you even your doubters will become believers. For now,forget about the records and just enjoy your football. Best wishes.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Shonga is a good player but in no way under the sun can he beat that goal tally in one season set by Mbesuma….anyone challenge me

  8. Chipemba Roman says:

    Shonga is a good player but in no way under the sun can he beat that goal tally in one season set by Mbesuma….anyone challenge me

  9. pungwa says:

    Mwaice Shonga tekanya – Mbesuma ??? You will have to work very hard and probably take up a central striking role.

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