Former Orlando Pirates Striker Justin Shonga Dies in HospitalFormer Orlando Pirates Striker Justin Shonga Dies in Hospital (Image Credit: X)

Former Orlando Pirates Footballer Justin Shonga Dies in Hospital

Former Orlando Pirates striker Justin Shonga has died.

The Zambia international passed away today after a short illness. He was 27 years old.

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Justin Shonga’s Death Confirmed

Zambia Police Deputy Spokesperson Dan Mwale has confirmed Justin Shonga’s death in an interview with FAZ Football Media Team.

According to Deputy Spokesperson Dan Mwale, Justin Shonga died at Sikanze Military Hospital in Lusaka, Zambia, after a short illness.

At the time of reporting, details about his cause of death have not been announced. More information is expected to be provided in due course.

Former Orlando Pirates Footballer Justin Shonga has Died
Former Orlando Pirates Footballer Justin Shonga has Died (Image Credit: X)

Justin Shonga Career Highlights

Justin Shonga was a former striker for the Zambia National Team and played for several clubs, including Orlando Pirates, Tshakhuma, Cape Town City, and Sekhukhune United.

Shonga made 46 appearances for the Buccaneers and scored 10 goals. For the Zambian national team, the Chipolopolo, he made 33 appearances and scored 16 goals.

Outpouring of Condolences and Tributes

His sudden and untimely death has touched many hearts and left a huge void in the sports fraternity. Condolence and heartfelt tribute messages have already started pouring in on social media as people mourn his death.

Here are some of the condolence messages;


RIP Justin Shonga.
Once a Pirate, Always a Pirate.


Justin Shonga Rest In Peace Buccaneer gone too soon🕊️❗…If only hands of time could be turned back..


This is very sad,wonder what kind of illness that took his life so fast.lets his soul rest in peace


RIP Mr Shonga😭😭 . I remember when he scores in the dying minutes against Chiefs…This is really sad. may his soul rest in peace.


May his soul rest in peace. Wish you never left Orlando Pirates, you were a great player.


sincere condolences to his immediate family and Buccaneer family. May His soul rest in peace 🕊️🕊️🕊️


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