Gabadinho Mhango challenged


Gabadinho Mhango’s agent has challenged the on-fire Malawian striker for an addition of a layer of consistency to his game in the South Africa Absa Premier Soccer League (PSL).

In a telephone interview from Durban on Thursday, Mike Makaab spoke about his client following his brace that guided Bidvest Wits to a 2-1 win over Orlando Pirates at Orlando Stadium in Johannesburg on Wednesday night.

“He has fantastic attributes. He has what it takes to become a top -class modern striker because he is quick, powerful and his technique is good. He has everything,” the Prosport International official said when asked about his impression of the Flames’ striker.


“However, he needs to perform week-in and week-out then he can look at the bigger things in his career and play in Europe. The good thing is that he is playing under a good Coach, Gavin Hunt, in a challenging league. His club is also playing in Africa [at Champions League]. That gives him the platform.”

Following his double on Wednesday, Mhango, who was named man-of-the match, is now the second leading scorer in the PSL with seven goals, four behind Zimbabwean Tendai Ndoro of Pirates.

Mhango has now scored five goals in the last three matches, having come off the bench to strike twice in the 5-0 drubbing of Ajax Cape Town last Wednesday.


The former Nyasa Big Bullets forward also grabbed a consolation in Wits’ 2-1 loss in a Caf Champions League match in Reunion Islands last Saturday.

Having earned Wits the MTN8 Cup earlier this season, Mhango hopes to help the Johannesburg side challenge for their first-ever PSL title.

“All this cannot be possible without my team mates. This award is for all of them. It is tough. We must continue working hard,” he told SuperSport Television in a post-match interview.

Wits top the 16-member table with 31 points from 15 games with the Malawian as the club’s overall leading scorer with over 10 goals.

In another post-match interview with SuperSport, Hunt also said team-work provided the difference in the game against Pirates.

“We are trying a squad of players together and work hard for each other, “he was quoted as saying.

Still in the PSL, Baroka FC and Platinum Stars, featuring Robert Ng’ambi and Gerald Phiri Jnr, drew 0-0. The good form of the Malawian players could translate in the Flames’ engagements.

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