Bidvest Wits Coach Gavin Hunt has criticised Flames’ striker, Gabadinho Mhango’s attitude after he missed a sitter in a 1-1 draw against Maritzburg United in a South Africa Absa Premiership match on Tuesday night.
According to South African press, Gabadinho missed one of the best chances of the game in the first-half when he was teed up by Mphakamani Mahlambi after the latter had dispossessed Brian Onyango for United.
To show his frustrations with Gabadinho’s attitude, Hunt replaced the former Nyasa Big Bullets forward at the break with Zimbabwean, Cuthbert Malajila, whose 70th minute opener was cancelled out by Mohau Mokate.
“No, no, it was poor attitude, simple. It has been the miss of the year!” Hunt was quoted by www. kickoff.com about Gabadinho’s attitude after the game.
“If you want to work for the team and some people are not working hard enough, but be more for us. Besides missing the goal, his demeanor.”
Efforts to talk to Gabadinho proved futile Wednesday.
But the forward has been in top form this season having netted five goals in all competitions. He was outstanding as Wits won the MTN 8 Cup.
Meanwhile, Flames midfielder Robert Ng’ambi was on target as Platinum Stars came from behind to force a 2-2 draw against Highlands Park on the same night.
Stars trailed 2-0 as Highlands scored courtesy of Mothobi Mvala and Charlton Masumba, but Ng’ambi reduced the deficit in the 33rd minute.
Benson Shilongo finally grabbed the equaliser on the hour mark.
Following the draw, Stars are still on 13th position with 14 points from 14 games.
Ng’ambi, who was substituted in the 74th minute for Kodisang, is the leading Malawian scorer in the PSL this season with five goals, one goal above Gabadinho.
Before the clash against Highlands, Ng’ambi told www. kickoff.com that he wanted Stars to finish the year on a high.
As Ng’ambi helped Stars, his compatriot Gerald Phiri Jnr did not feature for his new club having completed a five-month deal from Wits. He can only play for Stars from next month.
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