Chipolopolo striker Justin Shonga has been told to fight harder for his place at Orlando Pirates by club coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic.

Shonga has played just two league games for Pirates since joining the South African club in August from FAZ Super Division club Nkwazi.

“No he is Ok, it is just a case of competition for places,” Micho told News Diggers! from Johannesburg.

Shonga failed to make the 2nd placed Pirates in last Sunday’s 1-0 away win over 8th positioned Bloemfontein Celtic.

Shonga has not made the team in league action since November 1 when he was an unused substitute in Pirates 3-1 home loss to Mamelodi Sundowns.

However, Shonga later made a Telkom Cup quarterfinal appearance three days after that when Pirates lost at home against Polokwane City before he was substituted the 57th minute.

The Chipolopolo striker was snapped up by Pirates after netting six goals for Zambia between June and August for Zambia.