GU’s Shilongo on trials at Arrows

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Having already settled on two foreign players for the coming Absa Premiership season, Lamontville Golden Arrows are taking the Namibia striker Benson Shilongo on trial. He hails from Gaborone United in Botswana and is heading to Durban to join up with Arrows’ pre-season preparations. Arrows have already signed Danny Phiri from Zimbabwe league champions Chicken Inn and Kenyan international Clifton Miheso from AFC Leopards in Kenya who also briefly had a spell with Finnish side Vaasa PS in 2015. Arrows already have Shilongo’s teammates Maximillian Mbaeva and Chris Katjiukua on their books, but in the last week have sold another Namibia international, Deon Hotto, to Bloemfontein Celtic. Shilongo was one of the stars for the Brave Warriors last year when they won the Cosafa Cup which was hosted by the North West Province. His performance at Moruleng won him interest from several PSL clubs, but in the end he never received a contract offer. The 24-year-old played first at Oshakati City, Ramblers and African Tigers in Windhoek and for Blackburn Rovers in the third tier of South African football before moving to Botswana.