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Gabadinho Mhango back for Celtic selection

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Bloemfontein Celtic had pocket-sized Malawi striker Frank Mhango available for selection for the first time this season when they drew 0-0 against Lamontville Golden Arrows in the Absa Premiership on Saturday.

Mhango did not get a run for Celtic, who also welcomed back forward Vuyisile Wana.

Mhango and Wana had surgery in the off-season and are making quick recoveries, to the delight of Celtic coach Clinton Larsen.

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“Mhango is back and he’s just played two 30 minutes games for his national team,” Larsen told SuperSport website on Friday.

Mhango was used as a second-half substitute by Malawi for both their World Cup qualifiers against Tanzania last Wednesday in Dar-es-Salaam and then the return match in Blantyre on Sunday.

“That was great for us. Two weeks ago he played his first game in the Diski Challenge so he’s coming back to full fitness no,” Larsen added.

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Mhango, nicknamed “Gabadinho”, had an operation on chronic groin injuries on both the left and right side. He has been with Celtic for two seasons, scoring 14 league goals.

Celtic have won their last four of five league matches and sit just one point off the leadership of the Absa Premiership going into the weekend’s fixtures— SuperSport

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