CONFIRMED: Shonga's contract terminated

African Football

Egyptian club Ismaily have confirmed that Zambian star Justin Shonga's contract has been terminated by mutual consent after just two months. 

Having joined the Egyptian Premier League side in October, Shonga has now parted ways with Ismaily following the arrival of new manager Juan Brown, per KingFut. 

The former Orlando Pirates attacker joined the EPL outfit as a free agent after a successful trial, with The Yellows said to be in serious need of a marksman at the time as Tunisian star Fakhreddine Ben Youssef had left the club to join Pyramids FC. 

Shonga impressed previous Ismaily manager Talaat Youssef while on trial, with the Ismailia side then agreeing a deal with the 25-year-old, who had seen his contract at Cape Town City being terminated in January this year. 

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The Chipolopolo forward made just four outings for Ismaily, and his only two goals for the club came against Pitso Mosimane's Al Ahly.

The club has collected just two points from their first seven league encounters this season.

New boss Brown did not seem to favour the Zambian as opportunities to play became few and far between, with the centre-forward registering just one start under the new head coach, who substituted him off at half-time in that same match.

Shonga is said to be the second foreign player to leave the club this week after Namibian striker Benson Shilongo went AWOL. 

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