Ng’onga joins Congolese giants

Nkana Football club striker Alex Ng’onga has officially joined Congolese giants TP Mazembe on a two-year contract.

He was unveiled yesterday together with Zimbabwean international defender Gilroy Chimwemwe in Kamalondo. 

And Ng’onga has revealed that playing for TP Mazembe has always been part of his ambitions.

He says he is happy to be welcomed at the club and he will work hard and take things slowly.

The former Power Dynamos center forward was forced to cross borders following his ban from the Zambian league after his unprofessional misconduct.

Last week, the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) appeals committee upheld Ng’onga’s K20, 000 fine and six-month ban from all football activities for offensive behavior enforced by the disciplinary committee.

The former Power Dynamos striker was last year given a six-month ban for his behaviour during a week 14 super league match between Nkana and Power Dynamos.

Ng’onga after being substituted vented his anger on a Super Sport pitch side microphone after angrily tearing his jersey, a move which drew the wrath of the disciplinary committee that banned him for six months.

He appealed the decision but was not successful, which rules him out of the 2022/2023 season.

However, FAZ has clarified that the six-month ban imposed on Ng’onga by FAZ is still effective despite him playing for TP Mazembe in Congo.

FAZ Communications Manager Sydney Mungala in an interview with ZANIS says the ban applies anywhere and Ng’onga cannot play in any competitive league whilst serving his punishment.

Mungala said the three games that Ng’onga has played for TP Mazembe are only friendly matches.