Shonga, a former star for the Orlando Pirates, signed a short-term contract with Najran SC, a team in the Saudi third division, that expires at the end of the current season with an option to extend for an additional year.
After leaving Georgian team Gagra last month, where he made 16 appearances and scored twice, he is now a member of Najran.
The 27-year-old striker Shonga is renowned for his quickness, strength, and ability to finish. Although his primary position is center forward, he can also play on the wings.
He moved to the massive Orlando Pirates of South Africa after making an impression at the 2018 Cosafa Cup. Every year, Justin Shonga joins a new club, so he never stays at one.
“The management of Najran Club, headed by Mr Hadi Al-Kulaib, has completed the procedures for contracting with Zambian striker Justin Shonga, with a contract extending until the end of the current season, with the option of extending for another additional season,” reads the club’s statement.
Shonga’s new team plays in the Saudi Arabia third-tier league. In the 2023/24 campaign, the club has been struggling for form and consistency to grind the positive results.
With less than 10 matches left to wrap-up the 2023/24 campaign, Najran find themselves in the bottom half of the log standings.
They occupy the ninth position after accumulating 27 points from 21 matches. They’ve registered seven victories and six draws and suffered eight defeats in the process.
The 27-year-old attacker is likely to make his club debut on Friday, 9 February, in the team’s next assignment. Najran will be on the road to face Al-Nojoom at Prince Abdullah bin Jalawi Stadium.