By Williams Gondwa:
Flames striker Gabadinho Mhango has emerged as the transfer target for South Africa Premier Soccer League (PSL) ailing giants Kaizer Chiefs, as he looks set to leave Bidvest Wits.
Mhango, who hardly featured for Wits in the just ended season, will be a free agent after June 30 2019 when his three-year contract ends.
According to Soccertrends. co.za, Chiefs owner Kaizer Moutang wants to revamp his club ahead of next season by signing new players.
Chiefs, who finished on ninth position on the PSL log table, suffered more misery when they lost the Nedbank Cup final to National First Division side TS Galaxy 1-0 on Saturday.
“Kaizer Chiefs and Gabadinho Mhango talks are now at [an] advanced stage. Bidvest Wits and Kaizer Chiefs representatives are set to meet before the end of the month to discuss the player’s release clause,” Soccer Trends reports.Advertisement
Soccer Laduma, another South Africa football publication, on March 27 2019 linked the former Nyasa Big Bullets forward to Chiefs.
“Mhango is another Wits player that has been heavily linked with a move to Chiefs in the past months. The player will become a free agent after June 30, this year and Amakhosi could look to approach him for his services,” Soccer Laduma wrote.
Chiefs have since embarked on a massive clear-out to pave the way for new recruits after letting go Hendrick Ekstein, Khotso Malope, Gustavo Paez, Virgil Vries and Bhongolethu Jayiya.
If Gaba joins Chiefs, he would follow the footsteps of former Flames skipper Patrick Mabedi and Jack Chamangwana (deceased) who also played for the Soweto giants.
Earlier this year, Mhango, who was Wits top scorer in 2017 and won several cups, went to Portugal for trials but he was unsuccessful.
Mhango started his career in South Africa at Bloemfontein Celtic where he was the leading scorer before earning a move to Wits via Golden Arrows on a loan spell.
Gabadinho refused to comment on the reports, saying he was waiting for direction from his manager.