Sekhukhune rubbish Shonga allegations


DStv Premiership side Sekhukhune United have strongly denied reports that Zambian attacker Justin Shonga was facing disciplinary action after he had appeared drunk at training.

News broke in the media recently that the Zambian was living on borrowed time at the Gauteng- based club due to the incident.

Speaking to KickOff, Babina Noko head coach MacDonald Makhubedu rubbished the allegations and said the player will be in the squad to face Kaizer Chiefs at the weekend.

"Shonga has done nothing wrong and we are happy to have him and he's a very disciplined player, a leader in the dressing room," Makhubedu insisted.

"We were also surprised by what we read in the papers, that's new to us as our team is very, very professional.

"The likes of Shonga are my senior players and they look after my dressing room.

"So whether he is in Saturday's team or not it will have nothing to do with anything that was written about him.

"He will never come to training drunk. He lived in an Arabic country you must remember (playing for Ismailly in Egypt), he was not going to survive a month there if he had a drinking problem.

"Shonga looks after our dressing room so there's nothing like that, I'm always at training sessions. We don't have cases of ill-discipline at Sekhukhune, we look after our boys.

"He's there in our plans for Kaizer Chiefs, it only depends on if he is going to be in the 20, but he's in the 26, he trained well yesterday, it's just that he hasn't been scoring lately but he is a very important member of the club."

The former Orlando Pirates forward has made just 10 appearances and scored two goals since joining in January.