SHONGA FINDS NEW HOME IN SA

Veronica Gwaze

Sports Reporter

MIGHTY Warriors goalkeeper Cynthia Shonga, who was on the verge of quitting the game, has secured a move to South Africa Women’s side, Richmond United.

Although she is yet to secure her international clearance, Shonga is already in South Africa, training with the team, after completing most of the paperwork.

“The move came when I least expected it. I had almost given up on football because the burden of playing for nothing in return was weighing me down,” said Shonga.

“Honestly, I was hurting and confused at the same time, unsure if I would abandon the game just like that.

“So, when I made the Herentals move, I was at sixes and sevens.

“Maybe, it was God’s plan for me to go through tough times before blessing me with something bigger.”

The celebrated goalie hogged the limelight earlier this year when she announced that she was quitting the game.

Shonga was tormented by remuneration issues at her previous club, Harare City.

Despite hinting on premature retirement, Shonga secured a move to reigning Women Soccer League champions Herentals Queens in February.

However, with the ZWSL 2024 season yet to start, the 24-year-old star had to leave for the Hollywoodbets Super League side, without kicking the ball for the ‘School Girls’.

The Faith Drive Academy and Nyamauru High School product burst onto the scene in 2018, when she made her international debut at the Region V Games in Botswana.

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